BUCRA was founded in 1914 by 30 farmers who felt the need to have combined representation in marketing their rice. Since that humble beginning over a century ago, BUCRA has grown into a company of more than 400 growers, multiple lines of business including Seed, Supplies, Drying/Storage, and Marketing.
Our Seed Division soaks and treats approximately 80,000 acres of rice, our Supplies Division services over 65,000 acres of rice, our Drying and Storage Division holds about 44,000 acres of rice, and our Marketing Division handles a substantial portion of our Member's rice.
Our mission statement is “to efficiently provide quality services and products for our members to plant, harvest, process and market their rice crop at competitive prices and to allow for expansion into related fields and crops as deemed necessary.”
BUCRA is committed to sustainable agriculture and environmental stewardship. We continue to work with industry leaders to show the benefits of our rice farming practices and business operations to the public. As documented by the California Rice Commission, over 235 species of wildlife are sustained by California Rice Growers. In addition, BUCRA itself led the industry in building the first solar-powered rice drying facility in the world in 2004, and has continued improving with each passing year.