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ARC/PLC Deadline One Week Away

A reminder that next Monday, March 15, is the deadline to enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2021.

Those who have not yet signed a 2021 enrollment contract or who want to make an election change should contact their local USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) office to make an appointment. Elections for the 2021 crop year are optional and otherwise remain the same as elections made for 2020.

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New Program for Nesting Habitat Projects on Idled Rice Acres

New Program for Nesting Habitat Projects on Idled Rice Acres

Any rice grower that is planning to idle rice acres this growing season, the California Ricelands Waterbird Foundation (Foundation) might have a program opportunity. The Foundation is currently soliciting applications for rice fields that can provide quality nesting cover for waterfowl. We are interested in rice fields that will be idled this summer that currently have cover crops or other eligible volunteer plants on them. This Program pays rice farmers to leave their fields undisturbed for the waterfowl nesting season (through July 1) and allow the Foundation and its project partners access to monitor nesting activity. 

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Updated Rice Variety Data Sheets

Updated Rice Variety Data Sheets

The CRC Research and Technology Committee has completed an update of the rice variety data sheets for publicly varieties. Grouped by long grain, medium grain and short grain, the comparative information provides marketers and customer a like with a baseline analysis of the high-quality rice produced in the state. 

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