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California Rice Leaders recognized at Outlook Conference

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Today’s USA Rice Outlook Conference awards luncheon included positive news for several California industry members.

Honored for their outstanding service to the industry are rice farmer of the year, Nicole Montna Van Vleck, and rice lifetime achievement award winner, Dr. Kent McKenzie, longtime head of the California Rice Experiment Station.

In addition, the newest Rice Leadership Development Class will include grower Peter Rystrom of Butte County and Adam McCalister of Farmers’ Rice Cooperative.

Congratulations to all on these well-deserved honors!

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