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Reminder to Vote in CRC Board Elections

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Completed ballots for the 2022/23 CRC Board elections must be postmarked by Monday, August 15, in order to be considered by CDFA. If you have not received your ballot, contact the CRC office at 916-387-2264 and we will provide you a duplicate.

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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.