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The Sacramento Bee
Rains bring relief to Sacramento Valley rice farmer, but will it be enough?

Rains bring relief to Sacramento Valley rice farmer, but will it be enough?

Water is the lifeblood of a rice farm, and Sacramento Valley’s recent rains have given grower Tom McClellan a bit of hope that 2014 will not be a wasted year.


Water fills the central main drainage canal in rice farmer Tom McClellan’s rice field on Friday in Sutter County. Recent...

California Rice Commission
New: Armstrong & Getty water use comparisons

The radio hosts visit the State Capitol Mall to discuss water use efficiency in rice and how much water it takes to grow a variety of things.

Foothill Agrarian
Back to Basics – Lessons from a Fellow Former Direct Marketer

Apr 7, 2014
Back to Basics – Lessons from a Fellow Former Direct Marketer

I recently read an article by Colorado rancher Richard Parry, published in the April issue of The Stockman GrassFarmer.  Mr. Parry has been direct-marketing his grassfed lamb for a few years longer than we have - I believe he has around 700 ewes t...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Bent Metal Winery in Grass Valley celebrates 4-year anniversary

Bent Metal Winery in Grass Valley celebrates 4-year anniversary

Bent Metal Winery celebrates its fourth year of wine and fun on April 26 at its winery and tasting room in Grass Valley. The festivity will be filled with delicious food, music by Brian and Erin Dougherty, chair massage — and your favorite Bent Metal wines. Owner-winemaker Scott Brown will offer a barrel sample of...

Foothill Agrarian
A Three Dog Day

Apr 6, 2014
A Three Dog Day

While California's drought persists, today we were able to move our sheep back to the paddock we first grazed when we moved them back to Auburn on Valentine's Day.  This paddock has been rested since February 17 (48 days) - a longer recover period...

YubaNet.com
Introducing the Top 1% Water Takers: Water subsidies, cotton subsidies, and the corporate agribusiness elite 1%

Apr 4, 2014

April 3, 2014 - Corporate agribusiness tycoons take taxpayer-subsidized water exported from the Delta and receive taxpayer subsidies for cotton and other crops. Is the cost, plus the harm to the Delta, worth the benefit? Exported water supports a busin...

Foothill Agrarian
The newest additions to the flock: local rancher on this year’s lambing season

Apr 3, 2014

As we head into April, the Flying Mule Farm ewe flock is nearly done delivering this year's lambs.  Thanks to the ongoing drought, this year's lambing season has been interesting in several ways.  In this brief post, I'll try to summarize our...

Appeal Democrat
Drought continues: 2014 will be a hard year for agriculture

The most recent snow survey told local farmers and water managers what they already knew — 2014 will be a hard year for agriculture.

Appetizers
Midtown Farmers Market to boost activities on Second Saturdays

Hey now, Second Saturday isn‘t just an excuse to troll midtown for drink specials with your bros while occasionally ogling local art. A new culinary component is being added each Second Saturday through the fall, via the Midtown Farmers Market.

California Rice Commission
New: Mowing down Breakfast

When water flows in the Sacramento Valley, a diverse amount of wildlife benefits. Check out this Muskrat, videotaped in Yolo County by Leslie Morris.



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