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Rice Field Day Coming Next Week

Rice Field Day Coming Next Week

The annual Rice Field Day will be held Wednesday, August 25, at the Rice Experiment Station in Biggs, providing growers and other interested parties a chance to see and hear about the latest information on research projects.

Registration is scheduled from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. The Field Day Program begins with general session from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m., followed by field tours from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Field tours of research projects will include the latest on rice variety improvement, disease, insect, and weed control. Field day concludes with lunch at noon.

Posters covering key issues will be on display at the station grounds, including from the California Rice Commission. 

Those in attendance are eligible for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit. 

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Remembering Bill Huffman, 1945-2021

Remembering Bill Huffman, 1945-2021

With great sadness, we share the news of Bill Huffman’s passing on August 3, 2021 after years of struggling with ALS. 

Bill was a fixture in the industry during his 33 years of service to Farmers’ Rice Cooperative. He was an encyclopedia of industry knowledge and made it his life’s work to advance California rice. Bill made an effort to befriend everyone he ran into whether a politician or a doorman. After a few minutes of banter he figured out that he likely knew someone they knew. Bill loved politics and always a gentleman. Ever quick with a joke or a prank, he will be missed.