A: Yes. Pinnacle is a division of BUCRA, but a Pinnacle Member does not have to buy chemicals, fertilizers, or dry their rice at BUCRA. Pinnacle is open to membership across the valley, and only impacts your marketing decision. A BUCRA Membership is $150.
A: No. Your membership to Pinnacle is a separate marketing decision, independent from your current membership status with BUCRA. However, we would encourage all BUCRA members to consider committing some rice to Pinnacle.
A: No. Pinnacle is an entirely separate marketing entity that is combining the strategy of the Calrose Co-op with the reputation and financial strength of BUCRA. Therefore, you will need to sign a new Membership Agreement to become a member of Pinnacle Rice Coop, and BUCRA by association.
A: Yes. The BUCRA Board will govern Pinnacle, but will select a separate Marketing Committee that will oversee the Pinnacle effort. Initially, all BUCRA board members are committing rice to this effort, and will be encouraged to do so in the future. The initial Marketing Committee will consist of the current BUCRA Board, and two Board Members of the Calrose Co-op.
A: Yes. Cash rice transactions for growers will still be welcomed. Our goal is to meet the marketing needs of the grower. Logan, Stuart, and Carl will continue to facilitate cash brokerage transactions on behalf of the grower. You can simply contact them directly.
A: Under the direction of the independent marketing committee, Logan Wilson and Stuart Hoetger will manage Pinnacle, coupled with strategic oversight and guidance from Carl Hoff.