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Rice Shortage A Silver Lining For Calif. Farmers

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Rice Shortage A Silver Lining For Calif. Farmers

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Rice Shortage A Silver Lining For Calif. Farmers

Rice Shortage A Silver Lining For Calif. Farmers

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Rice farmers in California are benefiting from a shortage of rice in the world market. Because the prices of other grains were rising, many major rice exporting countries decided to keep their surplus at home this year. That has doubled the price of rice used in most Asian and Mediterranean cuisines.

Julie Small reports for member station KPCC.

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