Industry News

Busy Slate of Industry Meetings in February

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Several more rice industry meetings are coming soon, with virtual formats based on the COVID-19 situation.

Here’s a link to our industry calendar, which has more information, including dates and links to the Corteva and Gowan Rice Herbicide Seminars and the UCCE Rice Growers Meeting. The Rice Commission will be part of the group of presenters at these meetings. 

We will keep you posted on future meetings as the information becomes available. 

Here is a link is you would like to provide information on future rice industry events.

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