As field work begins for this severely limited planting season, there are a few actions that rice farms can take to help breeding waterfowl in the Sacramento Valley. While we know all practices are not practical for everyone this season, a list of management actions that can be implemented on rice fields to help breeding waterfowl is provided for your consideration.
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Reclamation District 108 (RD108) and California Trout are soliciting applications for the Fish Food Program, which pays rice farmers and wetland managers to flood their fields for a few weeks and drain the water (full of food) to fish-bearing waterways to benefit fish. Landowners do not have to be in RD 108 to apply.
Application deadline is October 7, 2022.READ MORE
The California Rice Commission hosted a workshop last week to provide information about all of the ongoing conservation programs that are available for rice producers this year. The workshop was very well attended and below is a summary of the programs that were covered.READ MORE
Are you interested in finding out more about the variety of conservation programs that are currently available for rice producers? The California Rice Commission is hosting a workshop this week to provide clarity on all of the programs including: Bid4Birds, California Winter Rice Habitat Incentive Program, Drought Relief Waterbird Program, Fish Foods Pilot Program, RCPP and more! Workshop speakers will provide program overviews, perspectives from rice producers that have participated in the past and opportunities for questions from the audience. Light refreshments will be provided and there is no RSVP required.READ MORE