agriculture

California Rice Commission
Rice in June

Grower Mike Daddow updates progress on his crop in the Natomas area. 

California Rice Commission
Myth – Rice growers are farming in the drought to get crop subsidies

Myth – Rice growers are farming  in the drought to get crop subsidies

California Rice Commission CEO Tim Johnson dispels a myth involving rice farming and Government subsidies. Read his blog

California Rice Commission
Fried Rice with Salmon

Fried Rice with Salmon

The Rice Commission’s Julie Cader provides this nutritious and creative seafood dish.

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California Rice Commission
Encouraging sustainable farming far from home: Tales of Courage

Encouraging sustainable farming  far from home: Tales of Courage

Part two of the inspiring trip to Africa by Alycia Schedel, whose family grows rice in the Sacramento Valley. Read her blog

California Rice Commission
Encouraging sustainable farming far from home

Encouraging sustainable farming far from home

Thousands of miles from her home, Alycia Scheidel traveled to Africa in hopes of helping improve their sustainability. Read her blog

Foothill Agrarian
Makes a Dad Proud

May 25, 2015

This past Saturday, we weaned this year's lambs.  By "we," I mean my sheep partner Roger and my daughters Lara and Emma - and our canine partners, Mo and Ernie.  Fewer sheep meant the day went quickly - but the work also went fast because of ...

Foothill Agrarian
Flying Mule Sheep Company

May 24, 2015
Flying Mule Sheep Company

Because of drought and related factors, Flying Mule Farm is transforming its commercial sheep operation to a small-scale demonstration flock.  Our new entity, Flying Mule Sheep Company, will focus on public and sheep producer education and the dem...

California Rice Commission
Sustaining Healthy Ecosystems

Point Blue President & CEO Ellie Cohen comments on the need to protect our environment during this severe drought. 

California Rice Commission
California Rice Growers welcome opportunity to help Waterbirds

California Rice Growers welcome opportunity to help Waterbirds

Significant resources will be invested to help enhance waterbird habitat in California Rice fields. Paul Buttner outlines the effort. Read his blog

Foothill Agrarian
Technology vs. Biology

May 17, 2015

Last month, I was invited to speak about our approach to protecting our sheep from predators at the Central Coast Rangeland Coalition spring meeting near Carmel.  The entire workshop was devoted to examining non-lethal approaches to protecting dom...

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