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Farm Evaluation and Nitrogen Management Plan Submittal

Farm Evaluation and Nitrogen Management Plan Submittal

Deadline for submission is March 01, 2024

The Farm Evaluation and Nitrogen Management Plan (FE/NMP) are due to be submitted to the California Rice Commission by March 01, 2024. If you cannot submit by the deadline, the website will continue to be available for a limited time.

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

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

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. 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).

Copies of the FE/NMP must be available at the grower’s farming operations headquarters or primary place of business.

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

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Lorenzo Pope

Lorenzo Pope

Longtime industry leader Lorenzo Pope passed on March 25, 2024. Dr. Pope was known as a plant breeder and executive at Rice Researchers. He served for decades on the California Rice Commission Board of Directors and many of its committees, including the Rice Promotion Board. In 2015, the California Rice Research Board presented Dr. Pope with the California Rice Industry Award. Ever an educator to others and always willing to take a phone call, lend a hand or attend any rice meeting, Lorenzo will be remembered as a giant in our industry.