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Workshop Reminder for Climate Smart Commodity Program

Workshop Reminder for Climate Smart Commodity Program

Reminder that there will be an informational workshop for the Climate Smart Commodities Program on:

Tuesday June 25, from 1-3pm in Yuba City at Hillcrest Catering (210 Julie Dr, Yuba City).

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.

The first of multiple Application Periods will run from June 25 to August 15, 2024

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The No-Till Rice Field Day

The No-Till Rice Field Day

A crowd of rice growers, PCAs, researchers, and more gathered at the Rice Experiment Station in Biggs to discuss various no-till planting and management strategies for drill-seeded California rice.

Dr. Bruce Linquist, UC Davis Rice Specialist, organized an agenda that encompassed various types of no-till, drill-seeded planting.

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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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Remembering Dr. J. Neil Rutger

Remembering Dr. J. Neil Rutger

The California rice industry extends condolences to the family and friends of Dr. J. Neil Rutger, 90, of Woodland, who died peacefully on June 6, 2024.

Dr. Rutger was the former director and chief scientist of the Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center in Stuttgart, Arkansas. He retired after 38 years as a U.S. Department of Agriculture rice geneticist in California, Mississippi, and Arkansas, and six years on the plant-breeding faculty at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. 

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