Rice acreage up slightly

California’s seeded rice acreage is estimated at 522,000 acres, down 1 percent from last year. The acreage planted to long grain rice totaled 7,000 acres, a 17 percent increase from 2006.

Planted acreage of medium grain rice is down 1 percent from last year at 455,000 acres, while acreage planted to short grain rice is unchanged from 2006 at 60,000 acres.

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