The latest news on issues impacting California rice farmers will be discussed during upcoming annual grower meetings Jan. 8 in Yuba City and Colusa, conducted by the California Rice Commission (CRC).

Attendees will receive an update on the news important to the rice industry at the State Capitol by George Soares, founding member and partner of the law firm Kahn, Soares, and Conway.

Randy Russell, partner, The Russell Group, will detail the latest developments in Washington, D.C.

The CRC will outline its activities in the regulatory, conservation, and public education arenas.

The morning session begins at 9 a.m. at the Bonanza Inn Magnuson Grand Hotel in Yuba City.

The afternoon meeting will be held at 1 p.m. at the Colusa Casino Resort Conference Center in Colusa.

Registration will be held 30 minutes prior to each meeting. Members of the rice industry are encouraged to attend.

Refreshments will be served. Raffle prizes will be available at each meeting.

For more information, contact the CDC’s Jim Morris at (916) 205-5395 and