agriculture

Foothill Agrarian
Disappearing

Jul 15, 2015
Disappearing

In my Sunday paper, an article from the New York Times appeared entitled “China fences in its nomads, and an ancient life withers.”  The article described the efforts by the Chinese government to relocate nomadic herders in China’s western provinces, based (in part) on the official position that “grazing...

California Rice Commission
Research and Rice- Over 100 Years of Experience

Research and Rice- Over 100 Years of Experience

California Rice Commission Intern Lauren LaGrande visits with those carrying out vital research to keep this industry strong. Read his blog

Foothill Agrarian
Stockmanship Notes: Questions

Jul 11, 2015

I'd like to try something a bit different with this blog post.  Usually, I try to share stories and perspectives related to my work as a stockman.  This time, however, I hope to share an experience and ask questions - I hope my fellow stockme...

California Rice Commission
What’s New at Calrice.org 2015-07-10 05:36:00

What’s New at Calrice.org 2015-07-10 05:36:00

Maui is more than ocean and sunsets. The Rice Commission’s Jim Morris finds out firsthand it’s where California Calrose Rice is king.

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California Rice Commission
Water conservation and habitat degradation

Water conservation and habitat degradation

Rice grower Sean Doherty writes about the multiple benefits from water use in the Sacramento Valley. Read his blog

California Rice Commission
More than meets the eye

More than meets the eye

The value of agriculture in the Sacramento Valley extends well beyond tractors and harvesters, explains the Rice Commission’s Jim Morris.

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California Rice Commission
Expanding Horizons

Expanding Horizons

An eventful first week for Rice Commission Intern Lauren LaGrande, including a State Capitol visit. Read her blog

Foothill Agrarian
An Independence Day Plea…

Jul 1, 2015

Wildfire is a constant concern during summer in the foothills.  Please be careful....http://sacramentovalley.org/stories/living-with-wildfire/

Foothill Agrarian
Stockmanship Notes: Correction vs. Punishment

Jun 29, 2015

I spent Saturday morning at the California 4-H Classic Horse Show in Elk Grove watching my youngest daughter, Emma, show her pony.  Emma's good friend Anna showed her horse, Cash.  Without going into great detail, both girls did well - and bo...

California Rice Commission
Clarity at 23,000 feet

Clarity at 23,000 feet

Flying over the Sacramento Valley shows the severe impacts of the ongoing drought, according to the Rice Commission’s Jim Morris.

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