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USDA seeking Industry Feedback

USDA seeking Industry Feedback

Please take the time to respond to U.S. Department of Agriculture interviewers who may call to help you complete the Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS), Rice Production Practices and Costs Report for 2021. We understand we’ve asked a lot from you in the past year but this information is vital to the work of the California Rice Commission for representing California rice growers’ interests in Washington, D.C. Although the UC Davis report is useful for working with California issues, the USDA report will provide continuity with previous USDA Rice Cost of Production Reports (typically done every six years).

Data collection will continue through January 14, 2022. 

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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
MemberAlternate
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.