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Welcome Back Old Friend

Welcome Back Old Friend

The recent storm activity is a very good to the challenges with drought in the Sacramento Valley. Details Here

Foothill Agrarian
Stoic Creatures

Dec 3, 2014
Stoic Creatures

Someone more eloquent than I once said that sheep are stoic creatures.  I interpret this to mean that sheep accept whatever comes their way without complaint.  To me, this characteristic is why many stockmen are not suited to raising sheep - ...

Foothill Agrarian
Measuring the Drought: How Farmers and Ranchers Can Report on Drought Impacts

Dec 3, 2014
Measuring the Drought: How Farmers and Ranchers Can Report on Drought Impacts

Note: this blog post was originally published on the Farming in the Foothills blog (at http://ucanr.edu/sites/placernevadasmallfarms/blog/)
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In early November, the California Rangeland Watershed Laboratory at UC Davis hosted a workshop/webinar entitled “Ranching and California's Drought” (for videos of the presentations, CLICK HERE).  For...

California Rice Commission
Endangered Species Bulletin a win for California Rice Growers

Endangered Species Bulletin a win for California Rice Growers

A recent announcement from the U.S Environmental Protection Agency demonstrates the stewardship found in California Rice. The Rice Commission’s Roberta Firoved has details. Read her blog:

California Rice Commission
Chico to Red Bluff via Dairyville

Chico to Red Bluff via Dairyville

Rice Commission's CEO Tim Johnson describes his adventure from Chico to Red Bluff via Dairyville. Read his blog:

California Rice Commission
The threat of drought

Rice grower Sandy Denn comments on the uncertainty of how the drought will affect rice country.

California Rice Commission
Special time of the year

Rice grower Sandy Denn comments on living and working along the Pacific Flyway during the migration season for millions of birds.

Foothill Agrarian
This Drought’s Over – Right?!

Nov 30, 2014

As I write this post on November 30, 2014, I'm looking out the window at cloudy skies and wet ground.  Since Thanksgiving (three days ago), we've measured more than an inch of rain.  For the month of November, we've received just over 4.4 inc...

California Rice Commission
Benefits of U.S. EPA Rice Tours

Benefits of U.S. EPA Rice Tours

The Rice Commission’s Roberta Firoved comments on the positive working relationship with the EPA. Read her blog:

California Rice Commission
Live Oak, a rice country town with character

Live Oak, a rice country town with character

Rice Commission's Jim Morris recently visited with the Mayor of Live Oak, Steve Alvarado. Their conversation here:

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