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Trade Agreement with South Korea a positive for California Rice

Trade Agreement with South Korea a positive for California Rice

Today’s announcement from the Administration of trade agreement with South Korea is helpful for California Rice.  The agreement provides certainty in demand and greater access to one of our most important overseas markets.

Here’s a link to more information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Additional information can also be found in this article in the USA Rice Daily

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Lorenzo Pope

Lorenzo Pope

Longtime industry leader Lorenzo Pope passed on March 25, 2024. Dr. Pope was known as a plant breeder and executive at Rice Researchers. He served for decades on the California Rice Commission Board of Directors and many of its committees, including the Rice Promotion Board. In 2015, the California Rice Research Board presented Dr. Pope with the California Rice Industry Award. Ever an educator to others and always willing to take a phone call, lend a hand or attend any rice meeting, Lorenzo will be remembered as a giant in our industry.

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