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CRC Grower Meetings – happening next week

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Our annual CRC grower meetings are set for Wednesday, January 17, 2024 in Williams and Yuba City. The meetings will provide a comprehensive look at the top issues facing our industry. Information presented at both meetings will be the same. 

Morning meeting ( Williams )

Granzella’s — Banquet Hall (parking lot located behind the old bank building)
457 7th St, Williams, CA
8:00 a.m. – Doors open
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Meeting

Afternoon meeting ( Yuba City )

Hillcrest – Plaza Room
210 Julie Drive, Yuba City
12:30 p.m. – Doors open
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Meeting

This year’s scheduled presenters and topics include: 

  • Tyson Redpath, The Russell Group – the next Farm Bill and Washington, D.C. overview
  • Louie Brown, Kahn, Soares & Conway – State of California and the next Governor 
  • Peter Bachmann, CEO, USA Rice – USA Rice 2024 Initiatives 
  • David Guy, Northern California Water Association – Water Outlook 2023 and Beyond, Floodplain Forward
  • Rick Rhody, Chair, California Rice Commission – Rice Footprint
  • Tim Johnson, CEO, California Rice Commission – Referendum and Key CRC Programs

Details on the CRC Grower Meetings and additional UCCE winter meetings can all be found here on the CRC’s industry calendar.

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