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California Rice Commission
California Ricelands Waterbird Foundation off to a Good Start

California Ricelands Waterbird Foundation off to a Good Start

Working to enhance ricelands as waterbird habitat, the foundation is starting out strong.Read more on Paul Buttner's blog

Foothill Agrarian
The Scariest Weekend of the Year

Jul 2, 2016

I awoke this morning to the realization that it was time for me to write my annual plea regarding fireworks and the 4th of July (see Living with Wildfire or Nervous).  As I write this post, significant portions of California are on fire ...

Foothill Agrarian
Getting Paid Once a Year

Jun 24, 2016
Getting Paid Once a Year

Several weeks ago, I posted a link on my Flying Mule Farm Facebook page to a story I wrote for a blog called Stories from the Valley (One Year to the Next), where I referenced a "bigger lamb check." When one of the regular visitors to my Facebook page ...

California Rice Commission
Green and Growing

The green rice fields in the Sacramento Valley are a happy sight for growers and residents.

Foothill Agrarian
A Shepherd’s Spouse

Jun 17, 2016
A Shepherd’s Spouse

As I wrote in my previous post (Pastoral? Some Days!) I'm currently reading a wonderful book entitled Of Sheep and Men by R.B. Robertson.  In the chapter I just finished, he describes the varied responsibilities of the shepherd's wife (at lea...

California Rice Commission
Farming is Teamwork

Farming is Teamwork

So many people make rice farming a success from farmers to marketers.Read more on Katie Moos' blog

Foothill Agrarian
Pastoral? Some Days!

Jun 9, 2016
Pastoral? Some Days!

At the recommendation of friend and fellow rancher Jill Hackett, I recently picked up a copy of a book entitled Of Sheep and Men by R.B. Robertson.  Written in 1957, the book is a humorous and (so far - I'm only five chapters in) accurate acc...

California Rice Commission
Quadruple Duty

Quadruple Duty

So many important uses for the snowmelt and runoff in Lake Shasta.Read more on Paul Buttner's blog

California Rice Commission
Quadruple Duty

Quadruple Duty

So many important uses for the snowmelt and runoff in Lake Shasta.Read more on Paul Buttner's blog

California Rice Commission
Shorebirds in Rice Country

Shorebirds in Rice Country

Spring has brought shorebirds to the freshly flooded rice fields.Find out more

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