The latest issues affecting California rice farmers will be discussed during upcoming annual grower meetings held by the California Rice Commission (CRC) scheduled for Jan. 13.

Topics will include: the latest CRC activities, an update on state legislative issues by George Soares of the law firm Kahn, Soares and Conway; and an update on federal issues by Randy Russell of the government relations firm Russell and Barron.

“These meetings provide a lot of information on issues important to our farming operations,” said CRC Chairman Charley Mathews, a Yuba County rice farmer. “There’s a lot of insight available from experts about state and federal developments that affect our industry.”

The morning session will begin at 9:00 at the Bonanza Inn Magnuson Grand Hotel in Yuba City. An afternoon meeting will be held at 1:00 at the Colusa Casino Resort Conference Center in Colusa. Registration will be held 30 minutes prior to the meeting start.

All members of the rice industry are encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact the CRC’s Jim Morris at 916/387-2264 or jmorris@calrice.org