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Report Highlights Our Industry’s Essential Role

Report Highlights Our Industry’s Essential Role

Essential is the theme of the 2020 California Rice Commission Annual Report, which should be arriving in your mail shortly.

The report reviews the events of a very different year, including impacts from COVID-19. Work in key program area is highlighted, including water quality, crop protection, conservation and communications. It also looks ahead to future challenges for our industry, such as zero emission tractors, salts and a nesting cover initiative.

This report showcases a some of the many photographs we take each year of the people, places and wildlife that make California Rice all that it is. 

Click here to download a copy of the 2020 CRC Annual Report. 

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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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