agriculture

California Rice Commission
Harvest Preparation

Rice harvest will start soon and having equipment ready is a key component.

Foothill Agrarian
Montana Observations

Aug 28, 2016
Montana Observations

Okay - I realize that I'm not the first Californian to say this - not even close.  I want to move to Montana!  I'll also admit that it's not likely to happen in the short term - my oldest daughter would transfer out of Montana State Universit...

Foothill Agrarian
Bittersweet

Aug 28, 2016

As I started writing this post, I was sitting in a hotel room in Elko, Nevada, after a 9-hour drive from Bozeman, Montana.  As I finish it now, I'm sitting in our living room.  Our family has had a wonderful time over the last week - we all f...

Foothill Agrarian
Is Education Wasted on the Young? Probably Not!

Aug 26, 2016
Is Education Wasted on the Young? Probably Not!

This week, I'm in the unique position of starting the seventh and eighth courses in my online master's degree program at Colorado State University and taking my oldest daughter (Lara) to Bozeman, Montana, to start her first semester at Montana Sta...

Davis Vanguard
Idyllic Bed and Breakfast Becomes the Subject of a Bitter Land Use Dispute

Aug 24, 2016
Idyllic Bed and Breakfast Becomes the Subject of a Bitter Land Use Dispute

Dahvie James sits on a chair in the living room of the main building in the Field & Pond bed and breakfast.  The 100-year-old building is decorated in period-specific decor.  Isolated from other residents, quiet and tranquil nestled against the eastern edge of the coast range just north of Winters, it is difficult to...

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California Rice Commission
She put the Lime in the Coconut

She put the Lime in the Coconut

Coconut and lime added to Californian grown Kokuho Rose Rice - make a delicious dish..Get the recipe here

Foothill Agrarian
Work in Progress

Aug 16, 2016
Work in Progress

Photo credit: Emma MaconShearing sheep is intensely physical.  When I went to sheep shearing school five years ago at the University of California's Hopland Research and Extension Center, I was surprised by how sore my legs were - I'd assumed that...

California Rice Commission
Heading to the Finish Line

A few facts on what the rice is doing now and how the crop is progressing.

Foothill Agrarian
Hopeful Weather

Aug 5, 2016
Hopeful Weather

The last full week of July 2016 marked the longest stretch of hot weather we've had in the Sierra foothills this summer.  While we didn't get nearly as warm as some parts of California, the heat here was oppressive.  Moving irrigation and unc...

California Rice Commission
Heading for Harvest

Rice farmers like Michael Bosworth are watching fields progress heading towards harvest time.

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