Industry News

Employee Verification Letters for Shelter in Place

A number of counties in the rice growing region have issued shelter in place orders or directives, in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19. When these requirements are adopted,  Essential Businesses are designated and allowed to continue operations while restrictions are in place. While each order or directive is county specific, farming, food and ag processing and companies supplying these businesses have been designated as Essential Businesses.

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McKenzie wins prestigious award

McKenzie wins prestigious award

For his long and productive period working to improve California rice varieties, Rice Experiment Station Director Kent McKenzie has received a major honor.   At the 38th Rice Technical Working Group meeting in Alabama, Dr. McKenzie received the distinguished service award today.

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New Nitrate and Salt Regulations for Agriculture in 2020

New Nitrate and Salt Regulations for Agriculture in 2020

In 2020, the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board will begin implementing strict new requirements for the discharge of nitrate and salt from agriculture. After more than a decade in development, the CV-Salts Basin Plan Amendment will make two important changes to all Waste Discharge Requirements (WDR’s) under which all surface and groundwater discharges fall. Here is a link to a comprehensive summary of the changes and helpful maps

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