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
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
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
The fourth rice-specific pest management course will take place Friday, September 10, at the Hamilton Road Field and Rice Experiment Station in Biggs.
The event includes weed and pest identification, regulatory updates, new herbicides for resistance management and constructing a weed management program, among other topics.READ MORE
Hundreds of growers and industry officials gathered in Biggs today, for the annual Rice Field Day at the California Rice Experiment Station (RES) in Biggs.READ MORE
A reminder that ballots must be voted and postmarked by August 16, in order to count for the current CRC Board of Directors elections. If you have not received a ballot, please contact the CRC offices at 916-387-2264.