CRC counsel Tess Dunham with Somach Simmons & Dunn has developed the following summary to assist growers in understanding both the new State Wetlands Policy and Dredge and Fill Procedures, as they apply to rice.READ MORE
Rice Receives Commodity Specific Exemptions in State Wetlands Definition, Dredge and Fill Procedures. No changes to Crop Conversion
As a result of months of close work with the State Water Resources Control Board, rice (and wild rice) growers have received commodity specific exemptions in the newly adopted Wetlands Definition and Dredge and Fill Procedures. READ MORE
We have added more than 50 new images to the photo library available to industry members. The more than 150 photos provided are a mix of landscapes, environmental scenes and shots of various stages of rice, from planting through harvest. READ MORE
The five-year referendum to gauge industry’s interest to continue the activities of the Commission passed with overwhelming support. 100 percent of handlers and 96 percent of growers who voted cast a ballot to continue the Commission. READ MORE
The Department of Pesticide Regulation revised the Pesticide Safety Information Series (PSIS), which are available for agricultural settings (A Series) and non-agricultural settings (N Series) in English, Spanish and Punjabi. Please find the information here: https://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/whs/psisenglish.htm READ MORE
Several topics related to soil, water and pest management will be covered, during a University of California Cooperative Extension training session for field workers in Yuba City. READ MORE
Ballots to vote on the continuation of the Commission are due soon! In order to be considered, all producer and handler ballots must be postmarked by March 5.
If you have not received a ballot or if you do not have a ballot for an entity, please contact the CDFA Marketing Branch at 916-900-5018.
The annual mandatory thiobencarb stewardship meetings will be held in collaboration with the Valent 2019 Rice Seminars the first week of March. For persons who can’t attend, a narrated version of the thiobencarb stewardship presentation will be available at the country agricultural commissioner offices. READ MORE
Bill Lyons was appointed as Agriculture Liaison in the office of the Governor. In his role, he will advance the administration’s efforts on agriculture and water in the state. READ MORE
The official due date for the Farm Evaluation (FE) and Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP) is March 1, 2019. Please go to calricenews.org and complete the reporting requirement from the 2018 crop year. This is the fourth year for the Rice Waste Discharge Requirements (Rice WDR) reporting requirement. READ MORE