Smallest rice crop in drought-hit California in 16 years

While U.S. rice production is zooming, California will see its smallest crop in 16 years, said USDA in its Rice Outlook report. The harvest was forecast at 36.4 million hundredweight, down 24 percent due to drought that restricted plantings. California specializes in medium-grain rice used in sushi. The bulk of the U.S. crop is long-grain rice. Overall,… » Read More

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