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Services for Vern Vierra scheduled for Thursday

Services for Vern Vierra scheduled for Thursday

Our condolences go out to family and friends of longtime industry member Vern Vierra, who passed away November 28.

Vern served for decades in the California rice industry, including as general manager of Rice Researchers Inc. for the past 10 years. He served on the California Rice Commission and California Rice Research Board, as well as founding manager of Sun Valley Rice, director of field services at Cal Pacific Rice and general manager of DePue Warehouse.

A funeral service will be held this Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Maxwell Cemetery, followed by a celebration of life at the Maxwell Legion Hall. Donations can be made in Vern’s memory to the Maxwell Cemetery, P.O. Box 201, Maxwell, CA 95955.

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Through USDA’s Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program, the USA Rice – Ducks Unlimited Rice Stewardship Partnership will be able to offer over $9 million in financial assistance to California rice producers. This competitive opportunity will offer rice producers a suite of more than 30 practices to choose from to fit the needs and capabilities of their operation.

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Registration is Open for Rice Quality Workshop July 18, 2024

Registration is Open for Rice Quality Workshop July 18, 2024

Click the link below to register.

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