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California Rice featured at Today’s Farm to Fork Festival

California Rice featured at Today’s Farm to Fork Festival

Sacramento’s Capitol Mall bustled with activity today, during the seventh annual Farm to Fork Festival, and rice was featured. 

Attendees watched a California Rice cooking demonstration from Chefs Juan and Toby Barajas of Savory Café in Woodland, emceed by ABC 10 Sacramento News Anchor Madison Meyer and CRC President & CEO Tim Johnson. Recipe cards with this dish and rice messaging were provided.

While the chefs made their dish, chicken with California rice cooked in a cast iron pan, key messages were covered. Topics included the impact of rice to our economy and environment, as well as the different types of rice grown in our state and cooking suggestions. 

Today’s festival is part of a larger effort to educate our region about the important role of California Rice. Another recent CRC-led activity was a rice harvest tour with food bloggers and chefs in Sutter County last week. 

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Winter Rice Meetings will go Virtual This Year

Due to COVID-19, many of the winter meetings for the rice industry will be held virtually this year.

Our Industry Calendar is a good resource for these meetings. Currently, the scheduled meetings include Corteva Virtual Rice Herbicide Seminars on February 3 and 10, and the University of California Cooperative Extension February 11. Please note, the UCCE Rice event requires advance registration and a $10 fee. More information and links to these events are available at our calendar section.