agriculture

Foothill Agrarian
Flying Mule Sheep Company

May 24, 2015
Flying Mule Sheep Company

Because of drought and related factors, Flying Mule Farm is transforming its commercial sheep operation to a small-scale demonstration flock.  Our new entity, Flying Mule Sheep Company, will focus on public and sheep producer education and the dem...

California Rice Commission
Sustaining Healthy Ecosystems

Point Blue President & CEO Ellie Cohen comments on the need to protect our environment during this severe drought. 

California Rice Commission
California Rice Growers welcome opportunity to help Waterbirds

California Rice Growers welcome opportunity to help Waterbirds

Significant resources will be invested to help enhance waterbird habitat in California Rice fields. Paul Buttner outlines the effort. Read his blog

Foothill Agrarian
Technology vs. Biology

May 17, 2015

Last month, I was invited to speak about our approach to protecting our sheep from predators at the Central Coast Rangeland Coalition spring meeting near Carmel.  The entire workshop was devoted to examining non-lethal approaches to protecting dom...

California Rice Commission
A fuller picture of water transfers in this fourth year of drought

A fuller picture of water transfers  in this fourth year of drought

The latest information from the California Rice Commission and Northern California Water Association. Read more

California Rice Commission
Rice Plantings reduced but hope remains

Rice Plantings reduced but hope remains

His final rice field planted, grower Punch Haskell comments on the year ahead for his farm in Glenn County. Read his blog

California Rice Commission
Caring for our environment during drought

President & CEO of Point Blue Conservation Service Ellie Cohen comments on the importance of helping wildlife during drought and the value of California Rice in the process.

Foothill Agrarian
Playing a Kid’s Game

May 10, 2015
Playing a Kid’s Game

As an extremely middle-aged but lifelong baseball fan, I no longer think of professional ballplayers as heroes.  As the late Jim Murray wrote in the Los Angeles Times, "If you think baseball isn't a business, then General Motors is a sport." &nbsp...

California Rice Commission
Paying for water – Ducks don’t have pockets but Hollywood does

Paying for water – Ducks don’t  have pockets but Hollywood does

California Rice Commission CEO Tim Johnson explains that wildlife would be a big casualty if water is priced for the highest bidder. Read his blog

California Rice Commission
A Season like no other

A Season like no other

He has grown rice for more than seventy years, and Dennis Lindberg says none compares to the challenge of this drought. Read his blog

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