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California Rice Commission
Spicy Brown Rice Fritters

Spicy Brown Rice Fritters

A flavorful treat featuring California Brown Rice from the Rice Commission’s Julie Cader.

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Foothill Agrarian
Grazing during Dormancy

Jan 1, 2015
Grazing during Dormancy

In the last week, our weather in the Sierra foothills has turned cold - finally!  While I welcome the onset of winter (especially after the 11+ inches of rain we had in December), the cold weather and shorter days mean that our annual grasses have...

California Rice Commission
When in doubt- bring Barbera

When in doubt- bring Barbera

Having trouble identifying the best wine to take to your holiday meal? California Rice CEO Tim Johnson has the answer. Read his blog

California Rice Commission
Revisiting Folsom Lake

Revisiting Folsom Lake

Recent rains have brought improvements to the state’s water shortage. Folsom Lake is a prime example of the recovery.

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California Rice Commission
A healthy ecosystem flexes its wings

A healthy ecosystem flexes its wings

Nearly 230 wildlife species rely on Sacramento Valley rice fields for food and a resting place. The Rice Commission’s Jim Morris profiles two different birds that are flourishing.

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Foothill Agrarian
Gear Review – Head-wear for (Bald) Farmers and Ranchers

Dec 26, 2014
Gear Review – Head-wear for (Bald) Farmers and Ranchers

As a bald rancher who spends much of my time outside, I've become something of a connoisseur of hats.  For me, a hat is much more than a fashion decision - it's a piece of gear that makes my day-to-day work safer and more comfortable.  I thou...

California Rice Commission
Wondering what to bring to your holiday dinner? Bring a Pilaf

Wondering what to bring to your holiday dinner? Bring a Pilaf

This dish is a sure fire winner for your family gathering. California Rice Commission CEO Tim Johnson provides this recipe featuring California Calrose Rice. Get the recipe

California Rice Commission
11 Trillion Gallons – Really?

11 Trillion Gallons – Really?

Heavy rain trumps what NASA says about the California drought.Read the blog

Foothill Agrarian
Quietly Paying Attention

Dec 21, 2014
Quietly Paying Attention

I'll admit to professional bias, but the part of the Christmas Story from the Gospel of Luke that most appeals to me is when the angels appear to the shepherds.  I realize that much of this story has to do with the symbolism of God choosing to ann...

Foothill Agrarian
A New Chapter

Dec 20, 2014

Next month, I'll be opening a new chapter in my work as a stockman.  In mid January, I will become the herdsman at the University of California’s Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center.  This new job will give me the opportunity to care for grazing livestock (cattle, in this case) and to help...

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