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California Rice Commission
New Video- Raining Geese

Enjoy the sight and sounds of a big flock of geese landing in a rice field in Butte County.

Foothill Agrarian
Hope

Jan 28, 2014

The forecast for Northern California finally includes rain!  It's hard to say from the forecasts I've seen just how much we'll get - and one storm isn't enough to break this drought - but every little bit will help at this point.  All morning...

FOX40
Modesto Farmers Rally to Save Wood Colony from Development

Jan 27, 2014

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A plan to develop coveted farmland into coveted real estate is being met with heavy resistance from Wood Colony-area farmers.

Jake Wenger, a fourth generation farmer, says people were settling in Wood Colony – a “green paradise” of farmland …


California Rice Commission
Drought and Waterbirds: Not a good combination

Drought and Waterbirds: Not a good combination

Environmental Affairs Manager Paul Buttner chronicles concerns of what the dry winter could mean for wildlife in the region.Read his blog

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The Sacramento Bee
Cattle ranchers feel brunt of the drought; some fear costs will triple

Cattle ranchers feel brunt of the drought; some fear costs will triple

No rain means no new grass. No grass means no food for cattle. As a result cattle ranchers are selling off yearlings to safeguard the feed for their moneymaker cows, and they are buying hay from elsewhere, which will lead to an expected tripling of costs.


Ramon Madrigal feeds cattle...

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YubaNet.com
California ranchers anticipate devastating drought impacts, study finds

Jan 23, 2014
California ranchers anticipate devastating drought impacts, study finds

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A lone blade of green grass suggests that drought is upon the rangeland, where ranchers fear a...

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California Rice Commission
New video- On the march

Check out these White-faced Ibis at an all you can eat buffet in a flooded rice field in Yuba County.

California Rice Commission
New video- Rice and Water 101

Grower Charley Mathews Jr. of Yuba County discusses the shallow water depth in winter-flooded rice fields.

California Rice Commission
New video – Breezy Kite

Footage of a White-faced Kite in Sutter County rice country.

The Sacramento Bee
Farmers fear expressway planned for Grant Line Road could squeeze them out of business

Farmers fear expressway planned for Grant Line Road could squeeze them out of business

The city meets the country on Grant Line Road in southeastern Sacramento County: Subdivisions, restaurants and other developments lie to the west of the two-lane asphalt divide, while vineyards, grazing fields and other farmland lie to the east. R...

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