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UCCE Provides insight on Rice Field Draining

UCCE Provides insight on Rice Field Draining

The newest UC Rice Blog delves into a subject growers will soon be dealing with – when to drain their rice fields.

Here’s a link to the writing by University of California Cooperative Extension Rice Specialist Bruce Linquist, which outlines factors to consider this season, which has been impacted by the drought and very warm temperatures.

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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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