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Mark Your Calendar: Virtual CRC Annual Grower Meeting slated for late January

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Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 2021 California Rice Commission annual grower meeting will be held virtually on January 21 and 22. 

We are working on a comprehensive program captured on video for your viewing, with speakers addressing important industry issues, including state and federal updates, water and international trade policy. 

The first set of virtual presentations will debut at noon January 21, 2021, while the second group will be posted at noon January 22. Links will be sent via our industry eCommunications.

All of the information will be available at

We will have further updates as the event nears. 

If you have questions about the grower meeting, please contact CRC Communications Manager Jim Morris at or (916) 205-5395.

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