agriculture

California Rice Commission
Heading for Harvest

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

Foothill Agrarian
Adaptation and Resilience

Jul 24, 2016

I'm taking a course as part of my master's degree program at Colorado State University called "Managing for Ecosystem Sustainability."  I've enjoyed the course, which has covered topics like the carbon and nitrogen cycles and soils management. &nb...

California Rice Commission
Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

We are caring for the environment in many ways including using solar energy.Read Katie Moos' blog

California Rice Commission
Haven for Wildlife

With more water and more rice in the valley comes more waterbirds.

California Rice Commission
Water Efficiency in the Fields

California rice growers are finding ways to become even more efficient with water use.

Foothill Agrarian
Managing the Dry Season

Jul 7, 2016
Managing the Dry Season

As we enter the middle of summer in the Sierra foothills, we transition to a different phase of our annual grazing management.  Our lambs are making one last pass over our irrigated pasture, while the ewes have been moved onto un-irrigated annual ...

California Rice Commission
California Ricelands Waterbird Foundation off to a Good Start

California Ricelands Waterbird Foundation off to a Good Start

Working to enhance ricelands as waterbird habitat, the foundation is starting out strong.Read more on Paul Buttner's blog

Foothill Agrarian
The Scariest Weekend of the Year

Jul 2, 2016

I awoke this morning to the realization that it was time for me to write my annual plea regarding fireworks and the 4th of July (see Living with Wildfire or Nervous).  As I write this post, significant portions of California are on fire ...

Foothill Agrarian
Getting Paid Once a Year

Jun 24, 2016
Getting Paid Once a Year

Several weeks ago, I posted a link on my Flying Mule Farm Facebook page to a story I wrote for a blog called Stories from the Valley (One Year to the Next), where I referenced a "bigger lamb check." When one of the regular visitors to my Facebook page ...

California Rice Commission
Green and Growing

The green rice fields in the Sacramento Valley are a happy sight for growers and residents.

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