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California Rice Commission
New CRC Blog- Osaka Sushi

Premium California Rice is the foundation of this wonderful dining experience. The CRC’s Julie Cader has details.

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California Rice Commission
New: A Naturalist in Rice Country, Part Two

There’s great excitement as Naturalist, Artist and Educator John Muir Laws visits a shallowly flooded rice field in Colusa County loaded with more than 200,000 Snow Geese.


The Sacramento Bee
UC Davis establishes center for coffee science study center; possible major to follow

UC Davis establishes center for coffee science study center; possible major to follow

Despite being one of the most traded commodities and most consumed beverages, coffee has few research centers in the U.S. The establishment of the Coffee Center at UC Davis is the latest addition. Local coffee roasters Temple Coffee and Tea and O...

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Foothill Agrarian
Moving Fast

Mar 6, 2014

Just three weeks ago tomorrow, we moved our 150 ewes from Rio Vista back to Auburn.  With forage short in Rio Vista, we had an opportunity to graze several properties near Hidden Falls Regional Park northwest of Auburn that hadn't been grazed sinc...

California Rice Commission
Video: Drought concerns in California’s rice industry


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California Rice Commission
New video- Ripple Effect


Foothill Agrarian
Drought Update – the Importance of Community

Mar 2, 2014

In The Sound of Mountain Water, Wallace Stegner wrote:

“One cannot be pessimistic about the West. This is the native home of hope. When it fully learns that cooperation, not rugged individualism, is the quality that most characterizes and preserves it, then it will have achieved itself and outlived its origins. Then it has a...

The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento’s Taylor’s Market Growing It’s Own Fruit

Sacramento’s Taylor’s Market Growing It’s Own Fruit

In order to offer lower prices, Taylor Market in Sacramento is sourcing fruit and some vegetables from its own farm in Loomis.



Danny Johnson moves tree trimmings to a burn pile at his Loomis farm. He believes increasing produce supplied by the farm to the...

California Rice Commission
New: A Naturalist in Rice Country, Part One

Come along as Naturalist, Artist and Educator John Muir Laws visits Sacramento Valley rice country. His first stop is a rice field in Williams that’s lacking one important component- water.


Hybrid Rasta Mama
Getting Started With Backyard Chickens

Feb 28, 2014
Getting Started With Backyard Chickens

Whether you’re interested in producing healthy, local eggs for your family, produce fertilizer for your garden, or simply for personal amusement, backyard chickens are a wonderful addition to any home. They don’t take up much space, or time so they are even compatible with the cramped and busy life of the city. Below I...

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