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California Rice Commission
A healthy ecosystem flexes its wings

A healthy ecosystem flexes its wings

Nearly 230 wildlife species rely on Sacramento Valley rice fields for food and a resting place. The Rice Commission’s Jim Morris profiles two different birds that are flourishing.

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Foothill Agrarian
Gear Review – Head-wear for (Bald) Farmers and Ranchers

Dec 26, 2014
Gear Review – Head-wear for (Bald) Farmers and Ranchers

As a bald rancher who spends much of my time outside, I've become something of a connoisseur of hats.  For me, a hat is much more than a fashion decision - it's a piece of gear that makes my day-to-day work safer and more comfortable.  I thou...

California Rice Commission
Wondering what to bring to your holiday dinner? Bring a Pilaf

Wondering what to bring to your holiday dinner? Bring a Pilaf

This dish is a sure fire winner for your family gathering. California Rice Commission CEO Tim Johnson provides this recipe featuring California Calrose Rice. Get the recipe

California Rice Commission
11 Trillion Gallons – Really?

11 Trillion Gallons – Really?

Heavy rain trumps what NASA says about the California drought.Read the blog

Foothill Agrarian
Quietly Paying Attention

Dec 21, 2014
Quietly Paying Attention

I'll admit to professional bias, but the part of the Christmas Story from the Gospel of Luke that most appeals to me is when the angels appear to the shepherds.  I realize that much of this story has to do with the symbolism of God choosing to ann...

Foothill Agrarian
A New Chapter

Dec 20, 2014

Next month, I'll be opening a new chapter in my work as a stockman.  In mid January, I will become the herdsman at the University of California’s Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center.  This new job will give me the opportunity to care for grazing livestock (cattle, in this case) and to help...

Foothill Agrarian
I’m Dreaming… of a GREEN Christmas!

Dec 18, 2014
I’m Dreaming… of a GREEN Christmas!

With apologies to Bing Crosby and Irving Berlin...Dreaming of a Green ChristmasOl' Bing had it wrong when he sang his song dreamin' of Christmas snow.After the wreck of '13, I'm hopin' for green grass this Christmas, ya know.No startin' each day loadin...

Foothill Agrarian
I’m Dreaming… of a GREEN Christmas!

Dec 18, 2014
I’m Dreaming… of a GREEN Christmas!

With apologies to Bing Crosby and Irving Berlin...Dreaming of a Green ChristmasOl' Bing had it wrong when he sang his song dreamin' of Christmas snow.After the wreck of '13, I'm hopin' for green grass this Christmas, ya know.No startin' each day loadin...

California Rice Commission
Christmas in Arbuckle

Christmas in Arbuckle

A bilingual Santa is only the start of a special Christmas party in Colusa County. Jonnalee Henderson has details on their families annual celebration in Arbuckle.Her Blog Here

California Rice Commission
The Return of Rain

The Return of Rain

This rainy season is off to an improved start in the Sacramento Valley. Rice grower Tom Butler provides an account of what’s happening in his area.

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