Please make certain that the Intrepid® 2F (methoxyfenozide) Section 18 is removed from your restricted materials permit at the county agricultural commissioner’s office. The Section 18 expired on October 4, 2021.READ MORE
Notices were sent out today by email to all applicants of the Rice Drought Relief Waterbird Program. This notice provided information about the applicants enrollment status.
Here’s a link to background on the program.
If you applied for the program but did not receive a notice please reach out to Luke Matthews, CRC’s Wildlife Programs Manager, at 916-607-8988 or firstname.lastname@example.org
University of California Cooperative Extension Sutter-Yuba-Colusa is holding grower meetings this month to provide research updates on some of the major crops in the Sacramento Valley. The classes are relevant to growers throughout California and are primarily focused on pest management and pesticide safety. Here’s a link to find out more on the meetings, which will provide the option of attending via Zoom or in person.READ MORE
In response to the extreme drought in California’s Central Valley and the expected reduction in critical wetland habitat for Pacific Flyway waterfowl and other waterbirds, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has made $2 million available this winter to private wetlands in the Sacramento Valley to increase the amount of available wintering habitat for migratory birds. Several organizations including the California Rice Commission, California Waterfowl Association, Ducks Unlimited, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, The Nature Conservancy, Point Blue Conservation Science and Audubon California have teamed up to provide drought relief for wetlands and help offset the costs of flooding private wetlands with groundwater in winter 2021-2022. For more details or to apply for the program please view this flyer.READ MORE
This year’s armyworm monitoring has wrapped up, and the news is good. Here’s an update from Rice Farming Systems Advisor Luis Espino:READ MORE
You have less than one week to apply for a special program to help wildlife endure the drought. The California rice industry has teamed up with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to fund a special $8 million Drought Relief Waterbird Program. This program seeks to create waterbird habitat through the operation of groundwater wells to winter flood rice fields for migratory birds. The program will be rolled out on an expedited timeframe, given the rice harvest schedule this year.READ MORE
With great sadness, we share the news of Bill Huffman’s passing on August 3, 2021 after years of struggling with ALS.
Bill was a fixture in the industry during his 33 years of service to Farmers’ Rice Cooperative. He was an encyclopedia of industry knowledge and made it his life’s work to advance California rice. Bill made an effort to befriend everyone he ran into whether a politician or a doorman. After a few minutes of banter he figured out that he likely knew someone they knew. Bill loved politics and always a gentleman. Ever quick with a joke or a prank, he will be missed.
In response to extreme drought-related concerns for Pacific Flyway waterbirds, the California rice industry has teamed up with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to fund a special $8 million Drought Relief Waterbird Program. This program seeks to create waterbird habitat through the operation of groundwater wells to winter flood rice fields for migratory birds. The program will be rolled out on an expedited timeframe, given the rice harvest schedule this year.READ MORE