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California Drought News: Forecasting a sushi drought

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Roundup dryku:

As snowpack counts end
We'll fret over sushi rice
And next year's salmon


Sushi futures:

Ninety-seven percent of California’s rice is grown in the Sacramento Valley, including at Montna Farms, where a huge drag scrapers level fields in preparation for planting. Nicole Van Vleck says medium grain rice will grow here, which is perfect for sushi.

“If you’re eating sushi rice in New York, or in Florida, or San Francisco you’re most likely undoubtedly going to be eating California rice,” says Van Vleck. (Marketplace)

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