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Two Californians selected for USA Rice Leadership Class

Two Californians selected for USA Rice Leadership Class

The 2016-17 USA Rice Leadership Class was just announced at the Outlook Conference and it included two California members. Imran H. Khan and Michael Bosworth were both selected as producer members for the class.

Sponsored by John Deere, RiceTec and ACC, the program is a two year look at all aspects of the rice industry including production regions, marketing, futures markets and policy in Washington DC.

Congratulations to both Imran and Michael!

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