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Placer County Online
Supervisors look to allow limited outdoor and indoor cultivation of medical cannabis in Placer County

Nov 8, 2016

Limited outdoor cultivation of medical cannabis in Placer County for personal use may also be allowed in an anticipated ordinance following a discussion of next steps for cannabis regulation at the county board of supervisors meeting today. Following months of extensive public engagement, the board in June directed county staff to develop an ordinance...

Foothill Agrarian
Earning their keep: More on livestock guardian animals

Oct 31, 2016
Earning their keep: More on livestock guardian animals

Over the last 12 months, I've posted several essays about our commitment to - and experience with - nonlethal predator protection tools. Livestock guardian animals (mostly dogs, but also llamas) has been the cornerstone of our system. Several recent lo...

California Rice Commission
Gridiron Grower

Gridiron Grower

For one rice grower fall means it is time for harvest and high school football. Read Jim Morris' blog

Foothill Agrarian
Sheep, Stockmanship and Shopping Centers

Oct 27, 2016

The title of this blog post seems incongruous, but I hope you'll bear with me. Sometimes, seemingly disjointed  and unrelated ideas rattle around in my head for a bit until something I see - or read or do - brings them together. In this case, a Yo...

California Rice Commission
A New Kind of Casserole

A New Kind of Casserole

California brown rice, broccoli and Chex Mix combine for a great holiday side dish.Read Julie Cader's blog

Placer County Online
Citrus tree quarantine in effect in Lincoln area

After the discovery in September of an insect that can carry a disease fatal to citrus trees, the California Department of Food and Agriculture has placed trees in a 118-square-mile area near Lincoln under quarantine. The quarantine zone is bordered on the north by Riosa Road; on the south by the Roseville city limit;...

California Rice Commission
First Time Harvest

A young rice fan gets his first visit to a rice farm - during harvest.

California Rice Commission
New Experiences

New Experiences

Reaching a new audience the Farm Tank tour brought together unlikely individuals. Read Tim Johnson's blog

California Rice Commission
BirdReturns Tour

BirdReturns Tour

Attendees of Farm Tank 2016 got a first hand look at how BirdReturns works in the field.Read Paul Buttner's blog

Foothill Agrarian
Year of the Sheep (Photos)

Oct 5, 2016
Year of the Sheep (Photos)

A year later, I can't really remember where the idea originated. Sometime in late September 2015, I decided to start a project I called #Sheep365. Using my iPhone, I intended on taking at least one photo of my family's sheep operation every day for a year - beginning on October 1 when we turned...

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