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State Grant Just the First Step

We appreciate the Governor’s California Small Agricultural Business Drought Relief Grant Program. This brand new program is a good first step to meet the needs of very small businesses impacted by the drought. This success was the result of great work with NCWA, CA Agricultural Aircraft Association, California Warehouse Association and others in agriculture. To address the needs of rice mills, dryers and larger suppliers, federal relief will be needed. 

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Rice Pesticides: Key Links and Updates

The links below include select pesticide updates in an effort to provide the information in an easily accessible way. Please remember, the pesticide label is the ultimate level of enforcement and the county permit conditions can supersede the label with more restrictive requirements. You will find permit conditions and the water hold table for Thiobencarb. County permit conditions have been changed to active ingredient rather than trade or product name. The products with combination formulations could have permit conditions apply to one, and not both, of the active ingredients. In this situation, the most stringent requirements must be followed. The EPA Reg. No. provides additional identification of the individual pesticide products on the Rice Pesticide Update Table.

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NCWA’s Latest Water Year Update and Dry Year Impacts

NCWA’s Latest Water Year Update and Dry Year Impacts

The Northern California Water Association has released the latest water year update and
outlook for the Sacramento River Basin.

The update includes current surface water supplies in all Northern California reservoirs, the
latest allocations for North-of-Delta contractors including wildlife refuges, a link to weekly
updates to the State Water Board’s current curtailments, and live monitoring of groundwater
conditions.

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CRC Teams Up to Address Indirect Drought Impacts on our Communities

CRC Teams Up to Address Indirect Drought Impacts on our Communities

Working with NCWA, the California Warehouse Association, the California Ag Aircraft Association and the Western Plant Health Association, the California Rice Commission is actively pursuing relief for our employees, mills, dryers, applicators and suppliers to offset an estimated $250 million in indirect losses as a result of the drought.

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RCPP Final Application Reminder

RCPP Final Application Reminder

The application deadline for practices through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) is fast approaching. To be eligible for participating in any practices this fall, producers must sign up by May 2, 2022. Applications must be submitted through Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) offices. Below is a summary of the practices that are currently open for enrollment. 

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