Conservation

Reminder – RCPP Enrollments Closing Soon

Reminder – RCPP Enrollments Closing Soon

If you are interested in participating or enrolling in any of the RCPP practices this year, you must get your application into in your local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office by Friday, January 13, 2023. See below for a list of the available practices this round. 

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Upcoming RCPP Enrollment Opportunities

Upcoming RCPP Enrollment Opportunities

The California Rice Commission’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) is now well underway, and the next enrollment opportunity is approaching. New enrollment opportunities include key upland habitat enhancements on non-cropped areas of farms as well as cover crop planting for next fall and winter seasons. Winter flooding practices are also available. If you are interested in the upland habitat component or want to get an early application in for practices next winter, please visit your local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office to get your application completed. Applications must be submitted to your local NRCS office by January 13, 2023.

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New Fish Food Program Applications Open Now

New Fish Food Program Applications Open Now

Reclamation District 108 (RD108) and California Trout are soliciting applications for the Fish Food Program, which pays rice farmers and wetland managers to flood their fields for a few weeks and drain the water (full of food) to fish-bearing waterways to benefit fish.  Landowners do not have to be in RD 108 to apply.

Application deadline is October 7, 2022.

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Conservation Workshop Summary

Conservation Workshop Summary

The California Rice Commission hosted a workshop last week to provide information about all of the ongoing conservation programs that are available for rice producers this year. The workshop was very well attended and below is a summary of the programs that were covered. 

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Conservation Program Workshop this Week!

Conservation Program Workshop this Week!

Are you interested in finding out more about the variety of conservation programs that are currently available for rice producers? The California Rice Commission is hosting a workshop this week to provide clarity on all of the programs including: Bid4BirdsCalifornia Winter Rice Habitat Incentive Program, Drought Relief Waterbird ProgramFish Foods Pilot Program, RCPP and more! Workshop speakers will provide program overviews, perspectives from rice producers that have participated in the past and opportunities for questions from the audience. Light refreshments will be provided and there is no RSVP required. 

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Conservation Programs Workshop Notice

Conservation Programs Workshop Notice

This California Rice Commission is hosting a workshop next month to discuss all of the ongoing conservation programs that are available to the rice industry. The primary objective of this workshop is to provide clarity on all of the programs and help reduce confusion due to the large number of current program opportunities that are available. The workshop will feature key speakers for each of the programs as well as question and answer sessions. 

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