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Website for Farm Evaluation and Nitrogen Management Plan is Active

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Required by WDR for submission by March 01, 2024

The website for the online submission of the Farm Evaluation and Nitrogen Management Plan (FE/NMP) is active and available through the CalRiceNews link here:

CalRiceNews.org/farm-eval-nitrogen-plan/

Instructions for the FE/NMP, frequently asked questions, and landowner notification forms are also available on the website.

The Central Valley Water Board Waste Discharge Requirement (WDR) Order R5-2014-0032 requires Rice Growers to submit a Farm Evaluation and Nitrogen Management Plan to the California Rice Commission (CRC) every five (5) years. 

The Farm Evaluation is intended to provide the CRC and the Central Valley Water Board with information regarding Grower implementation of the Order’s requirements.  The CRC will collect the data submitted and prepare a Farm Evaluation Management Summary for submittal to the Board.  The Nitrogen Management Plan is intended to provide Rice Growers with a planning tool for managing nitrogen applications; information submitted to the CRC is not provided to the Board.  Copies of the FE/NMP must be available at the Grower’s farming operations headquarters or primary place of business.

The Farm Evaluation and Nitrogen Management Plan will be reported for the 2023 crop year.  In addition, the Nitrogen Management Plan will require a forecast of nitrogen use and other data for the upcoming 2024 growing season.  The data is required by the Order to be submitted by March 01, 2024.  Each plan will be submitted using the Grower’s unique identification number from their permit at the County Agricultural Commissioner’s office.  Information reported to the Board will be by township only (no Grower or parcel identification).

For more information, contact the CRC’s Industry Affairs Manager Craig Riddle at criddle@calrice.org or (916) 812-3468.

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