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In Memory: Dennis Lindberg

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Dennis “Denny”
Lindberg, who passed away August 14, at the age of 96 after a brief illness.  He is survived by his wife, Charlotte, daughter Sherry Lindberg and husband Ed Gilbertson; son Gary Lindberg and his wife Linda; Linda’s daughter Dawn and husband Steve Wicklander, and their son, Bryce. 

Denny was passionate about many things, including rice farming and his community of Richvale. He grew rice for more than 75 consecutive seasons, chaired the group that wrote the book, “Richvale: A Legacy of Courage, Dedication and Perseverance,” and provided written and video blogs for the California Rice Commission. Denny was also well-known for his scrap metal animal sculptures, which can be seen throughout the Richvale area. His civic work and love of community was evidenced by his being honored as “Outstanding Citizen of the 20th Century” by Lundberg Family Farms. 

“It was always pleasurable to work with and interact with Denny,” said Mark Kimmelshue of the Associated Rice Marketing Cooperative in Richvale.  “His support of and positive outlook for the California Rice Industry set an example for others and demonstrated his devotion to the industry and community he loved.”

No services are planned beyond private burial due to present restrictions.  Memorial contributions can be made to the Community Foundation of Richvale, care of Carl Hoff at BUCRA, P.O. Box 128, Richvale, California 95974; the Rice Research Trust, P.O. Box 3-6, Biggs, California 95917; or a favorite charity. 

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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. 

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