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California Rice Commission
Cheesy Onion and Rice Casserole

Cheesy Onion and Rice Casserole

Check out this easy to make, sure to please recipe from Julie Cader featuring California Brown Rice. Get the recipe

Foothill Agrarian
At What Price Progress? A Rancher’s Perspective on Placer County’s Regional Sewer-line Project

Jul 23, 2015
At What Price Progress? A Rancher’s Perspective on Placer County’s Regional Sewer-line Project

If you live and/or work on the northwest side of Auburn, California (as we do), you're no doubt aware of the regional sewer line project that's under construction at the moment. This project will allow sewage from our part of Placer County to flow down...

California Rice Commission
True World Cuisine

True World Cuisine

California Rice Intern Lauren LaGrande learns about beloved rice dishes from distinctly different parts of the globe. Read her blog

Foothill Agrarian
Stockmanship Notes: Belief, Attitude and Punching a Clock

Jul 22, 2015

Bud Williams, who taught many people how to use low-stress stockmanship, said that this approach to working livestock requires “belief and the will to do it.”  In other words, low-stress stock handling requires a commitment to learning through experience.  As I’ve written before, learning to work livestock with low-stress techniques is a learning process...

Davis Vanguard
Yamada Figures to Be A Formidable Candidate For Senate

Jul 22, 2015
Yamada Figures to Be A Formidable Candidate For Senate

In 2008, then-Yolo County Supervisor Mariko Yamada faced long odds in the battle for the open Assembly Seat against West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon. No one gave her much of a chance, and yet, at the end of a hotly contested and contentious battle, she prevailed in a vote that was not even particularly...

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California Rice Commission
Wood Carvers immortalize Rice Wildlife

Wood Carvers immortalize Rice Wildlife

Amazing art of California Rice Birds from carvers carrying on long tradition. Paul Buttner has more. Read more

Foothill Agrarian
Stockmanship Notes: This Week’s Observations

Jul 17, 2015

Some observations and notes from this week's stock work - mostly for my own further instruction!  We moved 76 cows about 2 miles to the upper part of the Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center on Monday.  I rode one of the Center horse...

Foothill Agrarian
Disappearing

Jul 15, 2015
Disappearing

In my Sunday paper, an article from the New York Times appeared entitled “China fences in its nomads, and an ancient life withers.”  The article described the efforts by the Chinese government to relocate nomadic herders in China’s western provinces, based (in part) on the official position that “grazing...

California Rice Commission
Research and Rice- Over 100 Years of Experience

Research and Rice- Over 100 Years of Experience

California Rice Commission Intern Lauren LaGrande visits with those carrying out vital research to keep this industry strong. Read his blog

Foothill Agrarian
Stockmanship Notes: Questions

Jul 11, 2015

I'd like to try something a bit different with this blog post.  Usually, I try to share stories and perspectives related to my work as a stockman.  This time, however, I hope to share an experience and ask questions - I hope my fellow stockme...

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