Rice Straw Rice Straw Demonstration Project Fund

This page last reviewed June 16, 2008

Senate Bill 318 altered the Rice Straw Burning Reduction Act of 1991 and created the Rice Straw Demonstration Project Fund (the Rice Fund) to provide incentives for the development of commercial uses for rice straw. The Rice Fund provided grants of up to 50 percent for projects which utilize significant amounts of Sacramento Valley rice straw. Grants were awarded for the years 1998, 1999, and 2000.

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