agriculture

Foothill Agrarian
Pastoral Bliss – or working my @$$ off!

Mar 29, 2015

Since I started my job at the Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center in January, I've received lots of congratulatory messages.  I've also heard lots of good-natured envy - statements like, "Wow - you get to ride a horse and get paid to do ...

Davis Vanguard
Lawns versus Almonds – Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Lawns versus Almonds – Can’t We All Just Get Along?

By Leanna Sweha Last week, the East Bay Express published an article by Robert Gammon entitled “California Targets Wrong Water Wasters.” Reflecting on the state’s emergency water conservation rules, Gammon writes, “…while it’s true that many households and businesses are still wasting lots of water — and we need tougher rules to stop them...

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Foothill Agrarian
Stock Dog Biathalon

Mar 25, 2015
Stock Dog Biathalon

This week at the Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center, we've been gathering cow-calf pairs in anticipation of doing pregnancy checks this Thursday.  I also needed to move our ewes and lambs on Monday evening.  Thankfully, I had my wo...

California Rice Commission
Preparing for the new season

Grower Charley Mathews Jr. from Yuba County comments on the approach of planting season in rice country.

California Rice Commission
This year it will be worse

This year it will be worse

A fourth year of drought will be painful for rice farmers, Sacramento Valley communities and our environment, writes Rice Commission CEO Tim Johnson. Read his blog

California Rice Commission
Ongoing drought in Rice Country

Grower Mike DeWit comments on the impact of four straight drought years for California Rice. Watch his comments:

Foothill Agrarian
Thoughful Stockmanship

Mar 17, 2015

One of the best novels I've ever read is Jayber Crow, by Wendell Berry.  Here is one of my favorite passages - the narrator (Jayber Crow) is talking to a professor at the seminary he is about to leave:

“'You have been given questions to which you cannot be given answers. You will have to...

Foothill Agrarian
Different Year, Different Drought

Mar 10, 2015
Different Year, Different Drought

Our continued dry weather and scant snow pack make it increasingly likely that 2015 will be another drought year in my part of California.  While conservation and prudent management mean that our own irrigation district (the Nevada Irrigation Dist...

California Rice Commission
The West Side

Mar 10, 2015
The West Side

Travel to western Colusa County rice country in this latest album from Brian Baer. View the photos

California Rice Commission
Man, this neighborhood is loud!

A pair of ducks find themselves in a busy rice field along with a plethora of hungry shorebirds.

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