agriculture

California Rice Commission
Life is a Flyway

Life is a Flyway

The Galt Winter Bird Festival provides a great opportunity to learn more about Sacramento Valley wildlife. The Rice Commission’s Jim Morris has details.

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Foothill Agrarian
How will we know when it’s over?

Feb 8, 2015

As I write this on Sunday evening (February 8, 2015), my rain coat and my winter work coat are both drying.  This weekend marks the first time I've needed rain gear since before Christmas - so far, we've measured nearly 2.75" of rain since Fr...

California Rice Commission
Sacramento Valley Wildlife Conservationists honored

Sacramento Valley Wildlife Conservationists honored

The California Waterfowl Association has recognized some of the outstanding conservationists in our region. The Rice Commission’s Paul Buttner comments on their contributions.

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California Rice Commission
Holy Flatfish Batman!

Holy Flatfish Batman!

Check out this winning combination of halibut and California Calrose Rice. Get the recipe

Foothill Agrarian
Here We Go Again

Feb 1, 2015

Thanks to the rain we had in November and December, we have substantially more green grass at the end of January 2015 than we had a year ago.  But with virtually no rain since Christmas Eve, even with much warmer-than-normal temperatures, grass gr...

Foothill Agrarian
The Evolution of a Stock Dog

Jan 30, 2015

If you've read my blog in the past, you'll know that I frequently write about my experiences learning to use border collies to help me manage my sheep.  As my own skills and confidence have improved, so have the skills and confidence of my dogs. &...

California Rice Commission
Economics of the Drought for the Sacramento Valley

Economics of the Drought for the Sacramento Valley

With harvest over and crop reports now in, we can get a better sense of the drought’s impact on farms. By any measure, it was one of the most severe droughts in memory.

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California Rice Commission
Million Dollar Smile

Million Dollar Smile

From her childhood on a rice farm through decades of musical performances, LaVerne Grell is a Sacramento Valley treasure. Read about her inspiring story

Foothill Agrarian
Research Cowboy

Jan 25, 2015
Research Cowboy

I've only been at the University of California's Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center for a little more than a week, but I'm thinking this new job - as a "research cowboy" - is going to be a pretty good fit for me.SFREC is a 5,700-acre ranch t...

California Rice Commission
The Invisible Winter Grain

The Invisible Winter Grain

It’s a large crop in our state but you may not notice it for much of the year. The story of Winter Wheat.

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