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Congressman Recognizes CA Ricelands, Farmers and Millers

Congressman Recognizes CA Ricelands, Farmers and Millers

Congressman Mike Thompson (D-St. Helena) recently introduced a bipartisan resolution in the House of Representatives recognizing the decades of work California’s rice industry has done to support our environment.

The full resolution, which can be read here, recognizes the “significance of the California Ricelands as essential Pacific Flyway habitat” and the continued work by farmers and millers to enhance and sustain wildlife resources.

Rep. Thompson posted to social media that, as a proud outdoorsman, he supports sustainable agriculture. The bipartisan resolution highlights the need for wildlife habitat during California’s drought and is “strongly supported by Congress through its Farm Bill conservation programs, to preserve and enhance California riceland habitats for future generations to enjoy.” 

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CRC Referendum Ballots Out

CRC Referendum Ballots Out

By now you should have received your ballot from CDFA to vote in the 5-Year CRC referendum. This vote is required every five years to continue the activities of the commission. In the event a majority of both growers and handlers vote to discontinue, the commission will wrap up operations the end of this marketing year. 

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