Smallest crop in at least 30 years feared as planting approaches No awards in recent Japan, S. Korea tenders a potential sign of things to come Private demand also stalls as price-sensitive buyers look elsewhere Sources in the California rice market are reacting with increasing concern to the prospect of a historically small crop this year, on the back of an already disappointing 2021 harvest. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now According to the US Department of Agriculture’s 2021 Acreage Report, planted area in California totaled 417,000 acres (168,754 hectares), down by 100,000 acres (40,469 hectares), or 19%, on year as water allocation restrictions curbed farmers’ ability to plant. California’s 2021-22 rainy season got off to a good start, with heavy rain and snow for periods of Q4 2021, and hopes of a return to a “normal” crop size rose. However, much […]