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Find this Envelope and Vote!

Find this Envelope and Vote!

Just a few more days to find this envelope and vote on the CRC Major Amendment by August 3!

Let us hear your voice on an increase in the assessment cap to cover increased monitoring, reporting and fees for the Rice WDR. Our current low per acre cost (paid by the CRC) of $1.60 per acre will almost certainly go up over the next nine years. We need to be positioned to meet those demands.

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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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