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Calif. marks 100 years of commercial rice growing

November 25, 2012 • Business


In this photo taken Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, rice bound for Japan, is loaded aboard a ship at the Port of Sacramento in West Sacramento, Calif. California is celebrating 100 years of commercial rice production this year, marking the anniversary of a commodity that has evolved to become one of the states largest agricultural exports. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is celebrating 100 years of commercial rice production this year, marking the anniversary of a commodity that has evolved to become one of the state’s largest agricultural exports.

Farmers began experimenting with growing rice during the Gold Rush more than 160 years ago, according to the California Rice Commission. It had long been Login to read more

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