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
After some technical difficulties with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s weblink to the main program document called the Public Solicitation Notice (PSN), the issues have now been resolved. The correct link is as follows: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=164867&inline
The PSN provides the most detailed information about the program, including how to apply and how the applications will be prioritized for funding by the Department. The PSN and other information, including the application form, can also be accessed at the Department’s Private Lands Incentive Programs Webpage. READ MORE
The CRC annual grower meetings in Colusa and Yuba City provided comprehensive updates of issues important to our industry.
Presenters covered a lot of territory, including the Farm Bill, the Trump Administration and a State Capitol update, as well as the latest on water, international trade and ag overtime.
If you would like to see the speaker’s presentations, they can be found here»
A reminder that the CRC’s Winter Rice Habitat Program Workshop will be held next Monday at the Colusa Casino. This Thursday is the deadline to register. Here’s a link to more information, including how to sign up for the workshop.
The program has $5 million in start-up funding in the current state budget. We expect this amount of funding will initially enroll nearly 142,000 acres in three-year habitat contracts. READ MORE
The federal shutdown continues, but all FSA offices nationwide will soon open to provide additional administrative services to farmers and ranchers.
Here’s a link to today’s announcement.
Our annual grower meetings will be held this Thursday, January 24, in Colusa and Yuba City.
Please note there are some different aspects to this year’s locations. READ MORE
All rice acres in California are required to be planted with seed that has been certified by California Crop Improvement or has gone through their Quality Assurance Program (QAP). Farm saved seed may not be used for production. This regulation was pursued by the California rice industry as an important tool to combat the spread of weedy rice in the state. READ MORE