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California Rice Commission
The Power of a Puddle

The Power of a Puddle

Sacramento Valley rice fields have only five inches of water in them during the growing season. Rice Commission CEO Tim Johnson explains the tremendous benefits from water for rice. Read his blog

Foothill Agrarian
Embracing Complexity

May 3, 2015

In California’s ongoing conversation about drought, we seem to look for simple answers to an incredibly complicated problem.  Lauren Michele’s piece (“Why knock almonds? Alfalfa uses more water) in the April 26, 2015 edition of California Forum is no exception – “Californians need to lay off the cheeseburgers, and the media needs to lay...

Davis Vanguard
UC Davis Ranked No. 1 in World for Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences

by UC Davis News Service The University of California, Davis, ranks No. 1 in the world for teaching and research in agriculture and forestry as well as veterinary sciences, according to data released today by QS World University Rankings. This is the third consecutive year that UC Davis has been ranked first in agriculture...

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California Rice Commission
Drought Realities

Grower Sandy Denn comments on the difficult growing season ahead in the Sacramento Valley.

California Rice Commission
Doing our best with what we have

Doing our best with what we have

A new season has begun and it brings significant challenges for rice growers. Sutter County grower Tom Butler comments..Read his blog

California Rice Commission
Rice Flour Crepes with Strawberries

Rice Flour Crepes with Strawberries


Follow along as the Rice Commission’s Julie Cader shows how to make a fantastic dessert..


Get the recipe

Foothill Agrarian
From Anxiety to Resignation

Apr 25, 2015
From Anxiety to Resignation

Last night, we measured 1.15 inches of rain in Auburn.  The Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center (where I take care of cattle and pastures) picked up 0.71" of rain.  While the precipitation is a welcome break in our warmer-than-norma...

AccessLocal.TV
Produce Stands Can Skip The Waiting Period To Get EBT Certified

Apr 24, 2015
Produce Stands Can Skip The Waiting Period To Get EBT Certified

On Tuesday, April 28th, at the office of California Senator, Dr. Richard Pan, produce stand owners will have the opportunity to get the proper authorization to accept EBT cards at their stands, essentially bypassing the usual 45 to 60 day waiting period. The event is a onetime only occurrence, made possible by the San...

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California Rice Commission
More efficient and far more sacrifice than you’d believe

More efficient and far more  sacrifice than you’d believe

The Sacramento Valley is greening up for the season, but the Rice Commission’s Tim Johnson says looks can be deceiving.

Read his blog

California Rice Commission
20 Species in 15 Minutes

20 Species in 15 Minutes

A short walk on this nature trail provides a plethora of creatures to view. Find out more

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