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Report Highlights Our Industry’s Essential Role

Report Highlights Our Industry’s Essential Role

Essential is the theme of the 2020 California Rice Commission Annual Report, which should be arriving in your mail shortly.

The report reviews the events of a very different year, including impacts from COVID-19. Work in key program area is highlighted, including water quality, crop protection, conservation and communications. It also looks ahead to future challenges for our industry, such as zero emission tractors, salts and a nesting cover initiative.

This report showcases a some of the many photographs we take each year of the people, places and wildlife that make California Rice all that it is. 

Click here to download a copy of the 2020 CRC Annual Report. 

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USDA Undersecretary Bonnie gets Firsthand Look at Drought Impacts Across Sac Valley’s Rice Country

USDA Undersecretary Bonnie gets Firsthand Look at Drought Impacts Across Sac Valley’s Rice Country

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Undersecretary Robert Bonnie, along with California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Secretary Karen Ross, Jeff Yasui with USDA/RMA and Carlos Suarez with the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) spent the day on a tour of the Sacramento Valley co-hosted by the CRC and NCWA. They heard from biologists and conservationists on environmental impacts due to drought as well as met with local businesses that are key in California’s rice production process.

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