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California Rice Commission
Drought Realities

Grower Sandy Denn comments on the difficult growing season ahead in the Sacramento Valley.

California Rice Commission
Doing our best with what we have

Doing our best with what we have

A new season has begun and it brings significant challenges for rice growers. Sutter County grower Tom Butler comments..Read his blog

California Rice Commission
Rice Flour Crepes with Strawberries

Rice Flour Crepes with Strawberries


Follow along as the Rice Commission’s Julie Cader shows how to make a fantastic dessert..


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Foothill Agrarian
From Anxiety to Resignation

Apr 25, 2015
From Anxiety to Resignation

Last night, we measured 1.15 inches of rain in Auburn.  The Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center (where I take care of cattle and pastures) picked up 0.71" of rain.  While the precipitation is a welcome break in our warmer-than-norma...

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Produce Stands Can Skip The Waiting Period To Get EBT Certified

Apr 24, 2015
Produce Stands Can Skip The Waiting Period To Get EBT Certified

On Tuesday, April 28th, at the office of California Senator, Dr. Richard Pan, produce stand owners will have the opportunity to get the proper authorization to accept EBT cards at their stands, essentially bypassing the usual 45 to 60 day waiting period. The event is a onetime only occurrence, made possible by the San...

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California Rice Commission
More efficient and far more sacrifice than you’d believe

More efficient and far more  sacrifice than you’d believe

The Sacramento Valley is greening up for the season, but the Rice Commission’s Tim Johnson says looks can be deceiving.

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California Rice Commission
20 Species in 15 Minutes

20 Species in 15 Minutes

A short walk on this nature trail provides a plethora of creatures to view. Find out more

California Political News and Views
Drought: Californians must demand better for the state

“Science,” wrote the University of California’s first President Daniel Coit Gilman, “is the mother of California.” In making this assertion, Gilman was referring mostly to finding ways to overcoming the state’s “peculiar geographical position” so that the state could develop its “undeveloped resources.” Nowhere was this more true than in the case of water....

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Davis Vanguard
How Do Environmentalists Reconcile Poverty and Energy Needs with Climate Change?

Apr 16, 2015
How Do Environmentalists Reconcile Poverty and Energy Needs with Climate Change?

There was a fascinating New York Times article that lays bare the dilemma we will face as the needs of climate change reforms runs square into the notion of developing economies and the inequity in the world. The question is how will developing nations that will require large amounts of energy to achieve American...

California Rice Commission
Magic Rice Flour

Magic Rice Flour

The Rice Commission’s Julie Cader shows an easy way to make your own rice flour.

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