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Emergency Relief Program Deadlines Rapidly Approaching

Emergency Relief Program Deadlines Rapidly Approaching

USDA Farm Services Agency has mailed applications to eligible growers for Phase 1 of the Emergency Relief Program (ERP). For growers who have not returned the application, reminders have also been sent. It is important to note that the deadline to complete the application is Friday, July 22, 2022.

Growers who filed crop insurance claims for calendar years 2020 and 2021 for drought, winter storms and other natural disasters are eligible. Typical income limits and percentages apply. Call your local FSA office with questions. 

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Upcoming Enrollment Opportunity for Climate Smart Commodity Program

Upcoming Enrollment Opportunity for Climate Smart Commodity Program

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.

Please join us for an informational workshop on June 25, from 1-3pm in Yuba City at Hillcrest Catering (210 Julie Dr, Yuba City).

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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.

The California Rice Commission, UC Davis and the UC Cooperative Extension are hosting the 2024 Rice Quality Workshop on July 18th from 9:00AM to 12:30PM. The Workshop will feature existing and expanded topics from the Rice Quality Handbook such as California rice quality in the global market, Calrose variety qualities, climate effects, agronomic effects on quality, USDA rice grades, MRLs and fumigants, and drying and storage impacts on quality.

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