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Congressman Recognizes CA Ricelands, Farmers and Millers

Congressman Recognizes CA Ricelands, Farmers and Millers

Congressman Mike Thompson (D-St. Helena) recently introduced a bipartisan resolution in the House of Representatives recognizing the decades of work California’s rice industry has done to support our environment.

The full resolution, which can be read here, recognizes the “significance of the California Ricelands as essential Pacific Flyway habitat” and the continued work by farmers and millers to enhance and sustain wildlife resources.

Rep. Thompson posted to social media that, as a proud outdoorsman, he supports sustainable agriculture. The bipartisan resolution highlights the need for wildlife habitat during California’s drought and is “strongly supported by Congress through its Farm Bill conservation programs, to preserve and enhance California riceland habitats for future generations to enjoy.” 

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USDA Undersecretary Bonnie gets Firsthand Look at Drought Impacts Across Sac Valley’s Rice Country

USDA Undersecretary Bonnie gets Firsthand Look at Drought Impacts Across Sac Valley’s Rice Country

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Undersecretary Robert Bonnie, along with California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Secretary Karen Ross, Jeff Yasui with USDA/RMA and Carlos Suarez with the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) spent the day on a tour of the Sacramento Valley co-hosted by the CRC and NCWA. They heard from biologists and conservationists on environmental impacts due to drought as well as met with local businesses that are key in California’s rice production process.

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