California rice harvest is underway

September 20, 2012 12:33:19 AM PDT
The rice harvest in California is underway and growers say they expect to have a good crop this year.

Many farmers in the Sacramento Valley say they expect the main part of the harvest to start this week. Ag officials say the state's rice crop could be about 2-percent larger than last year's.

The California Rice Commission says 2012 marks the 100th rice harvest in the state's history. Harvest is expected to last through November.