- California Rice As the world’s most widely consumed grain, rice sustains about half of our population. It impacts some facet of our lives every day. California Rice plays a vital role in this cycle.
Drought in Rice Country
Millions of birds depend on
area rice fields for food and a
resting place. This year’s water shortage
could have a major impact on
our farms, rural communities, economy and
- Economy California Rice provides nearly 25,000 jobs and $1.8 billion to the state’s economy each year. Our industry helps sustain small communities throughout the Sacramento Valley and is the top export from the Port of West Sacramento.
- Environment California Ricelands are home to nearly 230 wildlife species. Critical link to the Pacific Flyway, our rice fields provide more than half of the food for millions of migrating ducks and geese each winter.
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What's New New: Rice Water Use Infographic
California Rice is much more water efficient than many people realize. Find out about some surprising comparisons involving water use In rice and other areas.Learn more
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- New: Sacramento Valley water allocations improve General Manager of the Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District Thaddeus Bettner comments on a boost in water allocations. Watch his comments
- New: Go Time Rice planting is underway in the Sacramento Valley. Check out these photos of field work. View the album
- New CRC Blog: Disbelief and Future Lessons Sacramento Valley water allocations will be reduced, although the situation could have been much more severe. CRC President & CEO Tim Johnson comments. Read his blog
- Grower Farm Bill Tool New resources for growers to plug in information on their operations to determine which programs best meet their needs. Learn more