agriculture

California Rice Commission
Nearing the halfway mark for rice

Grower Peter Rystrom comments on progress of this year’s rice crop.

California Rice Commission
California Rice Signs

Rice Experiment Station Director Dr. Kent McKenzie comments on signage going up in Sacramento Valley rice fields.

Foothill Agrarian
Californication

Jun 19, 2015

I can't remember when I first heard the term, "Californication," but I can remember that it came up in a conversation with my uncle Doug, who lives in Walla Walla, Washington.  I'm sure he didn't coin the term, but he did use it correctly: it refe...

California Rice Commission
Water use in Rice, separating fact from hyperbole

Water use in Rice, separating fact from hyperbole

A University of California exert discusses the facts involving water consumption in Sacramento Valley rice fields. Learn more

California Rice Commission
Protecting the Giant Garter Snake

John Roberts of the Natomas Basin Conservancy comments on the value of ricelands as habitat for the Giant Garter Snake.

California Rice Commission
Idle

Jun 15, 2015

The drought means about 175,000 fewer acres of rice in the Sacramento Valley. The Rice Commission’s Jim Morris visits an idled Field in Colusa County.

California Rice Commission
What this fourth year of drought means for Sacramento Valley Rice Farmers and the Environment

What this fourth year of drought means for Sacramento Valley Rice Farmers and the Environment

Rice Commission CEO Tim Johnson outlines the major cutbacks in rice planting and highlights the positive environmental work in our region. Read his blog

California Rice Commission
Strong Partnerships help drought survival of Waterbirds

Strong Partnerships help drought  survival of Waterbirds

How the BirdReturns Program is providing major benefits to wildlife health in the Sacramento Valley. Read the blog

California Rice Commission
Outstanding in their field

Armstrong & Getty venture into a local rice field to discuss water efficiency and wildlife benefits.

California Rice Commission
Rice in June

Grower Mike Daddow updates progress on his crop in the Natomas area. 

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