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Services for Vern Vierra scheduled for Thursday

Services for Vern Vierra scheduled for Thursday

Our condolences go out to family and friends of longtime industry member Vern Vierra, who passed away November 28.

Vern served for decades in the California rice industry, including as general manager of Rice Researchers Inc. for the past 10 years. He served on the California Rice Commission and California Rice Research Board, as well as founding manager of Sun Valley Rice, director of field services at Cal Pacific Rice and general manager of DePue Warehouse.

A funeral service will be held this Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Maxwell Cemetery, followed by a celebration of life at the Maxwell Legion Hall. Donations can be made in Vern’s memory to the Maxwell Cemetery, P.O. Box 201, Maxwell, CA 95955.

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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.