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California Rice Commission
Benefits of U.S. EPA Rice Tours

Benefits of U.S. EPA Rice Tours

The Rice Commission’s Roberta Firoved comments on the positive working relationship with the EPA. Read her blog:

California Rice Commission
Live Oak, a rice country town with character

Live Oak, a rice country town with character

Rice Commission's Jim Morris recently visited with the Mayor of Live Oak, Steve Alvarado. Their conversation here:

California Rice Commission
Mandarin Rice Salad

Mandarin Rice Salad

California short grain brown rice is included in this savory recipe from the Rice Commissions Julie Cader. Learn more

California Rice Commission
Swan Bath

Tundra Swans are showing up in Sacramento Valley rice fields in large numbers. Leslie Morris captured this video of a swan cleaning up.

Foothill Agrarian
Strange Weather

Nov 21, 2014
Strange Weather

I've always been fascinated by weather - even when I was a kid.  I grew up in a home without cable television - the only station that consistently came in clearly was KCRA Channel 3.  I couldn't tell you who the news anchor people were when I...

Foothill Agrarian
Enjoying the Fog – Another Sign of Drought?!

Nov 18, 2014

Normally, I hate driving in the fog.  I learned to drive in the upper foothills, which meant I had more experience driving in snow than fog - and I learned to prefer the snow!  The joke in our family was always, "At least I can usually see wh...

California Rice Commission
Why this Duck Hunter smiles

Why this Duck Hunter smiles

It’s hunting season in Sacramento Valley rice country. Rice Commission CEO Tim Johnson explains the excitement of this pursuit. Read his blog

California Rice Commission
Lobster Risotto

Lobster Risotto

Rich in flavor and quite a showcase for California Rice, Julie Cader shows how to make this mouthwatering dish. Get the recipe

Foothill Agrarian
Goodbye, Uncle Buck

Nov 16, 2014
Goodbye, Uncle Buck

Today, my family and I said goodbye to our oldest livestock guardian dog, Buck (affectionately known as Uncle Buck).  Buck was a Great Pyrenees cross that we "rescued" from a pet situation - he was too much dog for his former owner.  We got h...

Foothill Agrarian
The Confusing Geography of Western Placer County

Nov 12, 2014
The Confusing Geography of Western Placer County

The red polygon shows where the sheep were, and the yellow polygon shows where they ended up.  The green linerepresents the driving route between the two locations; the orange line represents our walk back!The geography of western Placer County - ...

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