agriculture

California Rice Commission
Hope

Hope

The drought is taking a toll but hope remains. More from the Rice Commission’s Jim Morris.

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California Rice Commission
Water sales not a windfall but will help the farm and allow for investments in the future

Water sales not a windfall but will help the farm and allow  for investments in the future

The Rice Commission’s Tim Johnson comments on potential water sales in our region.

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California Rice Commission
Activity begins in Rice Country

Grower Peter Rystrom in Butte County comments on work to prepare fields for planting.

Foothill Agrarian
Crossing a Threshold

Mar 29, 2015

I imagine that the farmers and ranchers who lived through the Dust Bowl felt like the world (at least as they knew it) was ending.  That's the thing about drought - you don't know you're in one until it's well underway, and you don't know when it ...

Foothill Agrarian
Pastoral Bliss – or working my @$$ off!

Mar 29, 2015

Since I started my job at the Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center in January, I've received lots of congratulatory messages.  I've also heard lots of good-natured envy - statements like, "Wow - you get to ride a horse and get paid to do ...

Davis Vanguard
Lawns versus Almonds – Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Lawns versus Almonds – Can’t We All Just Get Along?

By Leanna Sweha Last week, the East Bay Express published an article by Robert Gammon entitled “California Targets Wrong Water Wasters.” Reflecting on the state’s emergency water conservation rules, Gammon writes, “…while it’s true that many households and businesses are still wasting lots of water — and we need tougher rules to stop them...

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Foothill Agrarian
Stock Dog Biathalon

Mar 25, 2015
Stock Dog Biathalon

This week at the Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center, we've been gathering cow-calf pairs in anticipation of doing pregnancy checks this Thursday.  I also needed to move our ewes and lambs on Monday evening.  Thankfully, I had my wo...

California Rice Commission
Preparing for the new season

Grower Charley Mathews Jr. from Yuba County comments on the approach of planting season in rice country.

California Rice Commission
This year it will be worse

This year it will be worse

A fourth year of drought will be painful for rice farmers, Sacramento Valley communities and our environment, writes Rice Commission CEO Tim Johnson. Read his blog

California Rice Commission
Ongoing drought in Rice Country

Grower Mike DeWit comments on the impact of four straight drought years for California Rice. Watch his comments:

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