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The Sacramento Bee
For farmers, decisions from new farm bill will be taxing

For farmers, decisions from new farm bill will be taxing

All the jawboning about the big farm bill was over two weeks ago, when Congress finally passed the $956 billion package. But for America’s farmers, the decisions are just beginning. And they could get complicated.


Asparagus remnants

California Rice Commission
New CRC Blog- It’s Kaukau Time!

New CRC Blog- It’s Kaukau Time!

Follow along as Julie Cader takes a tour of Maui, a place where California Rice is a star performer.Read her blog

The Sacramento Bee
EPA proposing new rules – the first in 20 years – to protect farm workers

For the first time in 20 years the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing new rules to protect farmworkers, including setting a minimum age on workers handling pesticides, new whistleblower rules and annual training for farmworkers.

Foothill Agrarian
Plan for the Worst – Hope for the Best

Feb 20, 2014
Plan for the Worst – Hope for the Best

Spaulding Reservoir  (in the Yuba River Watershed) on January 30, 2014 (photo by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy)These eight words sum up our drought plan.  We're hoping it rains, but we're assuming it won't.  We've had enough rain since t...

The Sacramento Bee
California meat plant shut by inspectors reopens

California meat plant shut by inspectors reopens

A Northern California meat processing plant that was shuttered by federal inspectors Monday because of unsanitary conditions has reopened. A security guard opens the gate at the Central Valley Meat Co., the California slaughterhouse shut down by f...

The Sacramento Bee
Hormone-treated beef from U.S.? Never, says European trade commissioner

Hormone-treated beef from U.S.? Never, says European trade commissioner

Americans eat hormone-treated beef all the time, but U.S. farmers won't be sending that meat to Europe anytime soon."Hormone beef is prohibited in Europe, and we do not intend to change this," European Union Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht said Tues...

California Rice Commission
New- Stilts on the move

Check out this flock of hungry Black-necked Stilts getting their breakfast in Glenn County.

Foothill Agrarian
Dealing with Drought in Rio Vista

Feb 17, 2014
Dealing with Drought in Rio Vista

Today, we weaned the fall-born lambs here in Rio Vista.  This involves separating the lambs from their mothers.  Because of the drought, we're doing this about a month earlier than normal - which has several benefits from a management perspec...

California Rice Commission
New CRC Blog- Relationship Building

Industry Affairs Manager Roberta Firoved comments on a strong relationship that benefits California Rice growers and the public.Read her blog

California Rice Commission
New CRC Blog- Relationship Building

Industry Affairs Manager Roberta Firoved comments on a strong relationship that benefits California Rice growers and the public.Read her blog

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