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CRC’s Firoved Wins Award at California Rice Field Day

CRC’s Firoved Wins Award at California Rice Field Day

Hundreds of growers and industry officials gathered today for the annual Rice Field Day at the California Rice Experiment Station (RES) in Biggs.

group of people at CRC Field Day 2022

This year’s 2022 California Rice Industry Award recipient is both a pioneer in agriculture and regulations, California Rice Commission Industry Affairs Manager Roberta Firoved.

October will mark 20 years Roberta has worked in her role with the CRC. Prior to that, she worked for Cal/EPA’s Department of Pesticide Regulation for a decade. In her career, Roberta has worked to foster relationships that ultimately help streamline regulations and product registrations for rice growers and is the leading expert in her field.

We thank you for your dedication and congratulations Roberta!

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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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