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California Rice Commission
New- Drought concerns in the Sacramento Valley

General Manager Thaddeus Bettner of the Glenn Colusa Irrigation District comments on what the drought could mean for farms, communities and wildlife.

California Rice Commission
New- A Naturalist in Rice Country, Part Three

Naturalist, Artist and Educator John Muir Laws visits the Colusa National Wildlife Refuge and comments on a huge gathering of Night Herons.

Foothill Agrarian
One of those Days…

Mar 13, 2014

Folks who read my Flying Mule Farm facebook posts (at www.facebook.com/flyingmulefarm) might get the impression that lambing season consists of six weeks of bucolic bliss - of problem-free births, gamboling lambs, green grass and sunshine.  And wh...

The Sacramento Bee
Vermont lawmaker and farmer pushes for GMO labels

Vermont lawmaker and farmer pushes for GMO labels

David Zuckerman, an organic farmer and state senator, is a key advocate for ensuring that foods containing genetically modified ingredients be labeled as such. David Zuckerman is a Vermont state senator and a leader of the legislation that would r...

California Rice Commission
New CRC Blog- Where is Sites and why is it important to every Californian?

New CRC Blog- Where is Sites and why is it important to every Californian?

Travel with the CRC’s Jim Morris to rural Colusa County, to a location that could play a large role in solving future water shortages in the state.

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California Rice Commission
New CRC Blog- Rice and Wetlands: Exceptionally critical to Waterbirds in low water years

New CRC Blog- Rice and Wetlands: Exceptionally critical to Waterbirds in low water years

The value of rice fields has never been greater during this dry period. The CRC’s Paul Buttner and Mark Biddlecomb with Ducks Unlimited have more.

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The Sacramento Bee
World has new top banana as Chiquita, Fyffes merge

World has new top banana as Chiquita, Fyffes merge

Yes, they have more bananas. FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2005 file photo, Chiquita bananas are on display at a grocery store in Bainbridge, Ohio. Fruit supply companies Chiquita of the United States and Fyffes of Ireland said Monday, March 10, 2014, th...

Foothill Agrarian
City Drought, Country Drought

Mar 8, 2014

About a week after the big rain we had in early February, the peepers (tree frogs) started singing at our pond here at home.  I went out after sundown and recorded the sound on my iPhone.   For me, their song indicated that we'd finally recei...

California Rice Commission
New CRC Blog- Osaka Sushi

Premium California Rice is the foundation of this wonderful dining experience. The CRC’s Julie Cader has details.

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California Rice Commission
New: A Naturalist in Rice Country, Part Two

There’s great excitement as Naturalist, Artist and Educator John Muir Laws visits a shallowly flooded rice field in Colusa County loaded with more than 200,000 Snow Geese.




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