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CRC Grower Meetings to be held Thursday

CRC Grower Meetings to be held Thursday

Our annual grower meetings will be held this Thursday in Colusa and Yuba City.  The meetings are an excellent way for rice growers and handlers to get the latest on key issues impacting the industry.

The first meeting will be held at the Colusa Casino Resort Table 45 Room (in the main casino), with doors open at 8:00 a.m. and the meeting from 8:30 until 11:30 a.m. The afternoon meeting will be at Hillcrest at the Plaza Room, 210 Julie Drive, Yuba City, with doors open at 12:30 p.m. and the meeting from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Information presented with be the same at each venue.

This year’s scheduled presenters include Louie Brown of Kahn, Soares & Conway with a state update, Tyson Redpath of The Russell Group will provide a Washington, D.C. overview, Tess Dunham, Kahn, Soares & Conway will review water quality in agriculture, a water year outlook from David Guy of the Northern California Water Association and Ben Mosely, USA Rice will discuss the next farm bill. 

For information on this and future industry events, please check out our calendar.  

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