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Valent Grower Meeting and CRC Stewardship Update

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The Thiobencarb Mandatory Stewardship Training is a regulatory requirement for the CRC to provide. Training will be a separate online course available later this month with continuing education credit pending, so watch for our future updates.

The following is a message from Valent:

Every year, we look forward to seeing you in person at our annual Valent Rice Stewardship meetings. This year, things look a little different and we’re disappointed we won’t be able to meet with you in person. 

However, we will be offering our Annual California Rice content online. The content will include: 

  • Foundation Herbicide programs, with Bolero UltraMax, League MVP and Abolish 8EC.
  • Weed control with Regiment CA, as well as required Applicator Certification.
  • Program approach for a successful rice growing season.
  • Frequently Asked Questions.

The on-demand online course will take approximately 90 minutes, and 1.5 hours of Continuing Education have been approved by DPR. 

Below you will find the access information to view the virtual Valent Rice Meeting for 2021. 

If you have a PCA, QAL, or QAC number the site will recognize you from the DPR database. If not, please just use your email address to receive CE credit information, and our survey.

Once you have registered with the free comp code, you will be directed to the CAPCA CE site to view the 2021 Rice meeting.

If you need any technical support, please contact or call (916) 928-1625 M-F 7:30 am-4 pm, and select the extension for online CE support. 


Instructions – Visit to Redeem Your Access Code and activate the course. Once activated, users have access for 2 weeks to complete the course. All access ends 4/30/21 regardless of when activated.

Please take the survey at the end to receive a gift in the mail for participating and get entered into a raffle to win some great prize packs as well.

Thank you.
Your Valent team,
Kristina Madden
Leanne Becker

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CRC Board Nominations Underway

The CRC has a number of seats up for election for a three-year term on the board. Check your mailbox for the open seats and nomination form. You can nominate yourself or someone you believe would make a great board member. Forms are due back by July 15th

Didn’t receive a nomination form? Call 916-387-2264 and we will get one out to you.

Available Seats*District
01District 2: Colusa County
13District 3: Glenn and Tehama counties, and counties north thereof
33District 4: Yuba and Sutter counties
33District 5: Sacramento, San Joaquin, Placer and Yolo counties, and counties south thereof

*No seats are open in Butte

NCWA’s Updated Water Year Outlook & Impacts

NCWA’s Updated Water Year Outlook & Impacts

The Northern California Water Association has released the most updated water year outlook, which includes a newly released economic impact report centered on Sacramento Valley rice country.

The study by the University of California, Davis details economic income losses to all crops in the region, with the rice industry facing more than $703 million in drought-related impacts, mainly to rice mills, dryers and suppliers.

This latest water year update also details urban conservation requirements and current groundwater levels.

Click here to view the full report.