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Final Days to Apply for Rice Leadership Development Program

<strong>Final Days to Apply for Rice Leadership Development Program</strong>

The deadline to apply for the 2023-25 Rice Leadership Development Program is Friday, September 9.

For three decades now, the Rice Leadership Development Program has given future leaders a comprehensive course covering all aspects of the rice industry while also strengthening personal development and communication skills.

The two-year program gives class members a chance to learn through firsthand observation, seminars, and workshops.Application details can be found here.

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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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