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Unformatted text preview: sippi Delta, (parts of Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, and Louisiana). Gulf Coast (Texas and Southwest Louisiana). Sacramento Valley of California. Each of these regions generally Each of these regions generally specializes in a specific type of rice, which, in the United States, is referred to by length of grain—long, medium, and short. U.S. longgrain varieties typically cook dry and separate, while U.S. medium/short
grain varieties are typically moist and clingy. Long grain is grown almost exclusively in Long grain the South and accounts for more than 70 % of U.S. production. Medium grain, grown both in California and the South, accounts for more than one
fourth of total U.S. production and forms most of California's rice crop. Arkansas accounts for most of the southern medium
grain production. Short grain accounts for 12 % of total U.S. rice production and is grown almost exclusively in California. American
rice Japanese short-grain rice
Japanese Louisiana Rice Acreage
Louisiana 1982 35%
65% Long Grain
Medium Grain 1995 65%
35% Long Grain
Medium Grain 2005 96% 4% Long Grain
Medium Grain Ri...
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