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California Rice Commission
She put the Lime in the Coconut

She put the Lime in the Coconut

Coconut and lime added to Californian grown Kokuho Rose Rice - make a delicious dish..Get the recipe here

Foothill Agrarian
Work in Progress

Aug 16, 2016
Work in Progress

Photo credit: Emma MaconShearing sheep is intensely physical.  When I went to sheep shearing school five years ago at the University of California's Hopland Research and Extension Center, I was surprised by how sore my legs were - I'd assumed that...

California Rice Commission
Heading to the Finish Line

A few facts on what the rice is doing now and how the crop is progressing.

Foothill Agrarian
Hopeful Weather

Aug 5, 2016
Hopeful Weather

The last full week of July 2016 marked the longest stretch of hot weather we've had in the Sierra foothills this summer.  While we didn't get nearly as warm as some parts of California, the heat here was oppressive.  Moving irrigation and unc...

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 ...

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