Today’s announcement from the Administration of trade agreement with South Korea is helpful for California Rice. The agreement provides certainty in demand and greater access to one of our most important overseas markets.
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CDFA will send ballots June 4 to all producers and all handlers, asking the industry to vote on an increase in the assessment cap from $0.15 per hundredweight to $0.20 per hundredweight. The increase in the assessment cap is expected to provide up to nine years of operations for the Commission while continuing the Rice WDR and other regulatory compliance programs. The assessment rate will be set annually based on planted acres, increased costs and reserve levels.READ MORE
The University of California has two new blog entries that may be of interest. From the UC Rice Blog, here’s a link to analysis from UCCE Rice Specialist Bruce Linquist on impacts of earlier rice planting in the Sacramento Valley.READ MORE