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Identifying trees by their winter ‘bones’

Identifying trees by their winter ‘bones’

The Sacramento Valley is filled with a wide variety of trees. Here’s more information on what to keep an eye out for when heading north of Sacramento.

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California Rice Commission
Appreciating the American Farmer

Appreciating the American Farmer

This week’s USA Rice Outlook Conference is a revelation for an attendee from the Sacramento Valley. Read Alycia Scheidel’s Blog

Foothill Agrarian
Ready for the Storm

Dec 9, 2014
Ready for the Storm

We've probably all heard the saying, "Red sky in morning, farmer take warning."  I'm wondering what this morning'spurple sky means!If the weather forecasters are correct, we're in for a significant storm this week in Northern California.  Per...

California Rice Commission
Pig out on Rice Bites

Pig out on Rice Bites

Check out Julie Cader’s latest recipe pairing California Rice with bacon. Get the recipe

California Rice Commission
Winter on the Lower Sacramento

Winter on the Lower Sacramento

Expert fisherman Anthony Carruesco updates conditions in the North Valley after some much-needed rainfall. Read More Here

Foothill Agrarian
Of Floods and Droughts – Past, Present and Yet to Come

Dec 6, 2014

I just finished reading The West without Water by B. Lynn Ingram and Frances Malamud-Roam.  For the most part, the book is an interesting look at 20,000 years of climate history in the American West, with an eye towards predicting the impacts...

California Rice Commission
Welcome Back Old Friend

Welcome Back Old Friend

The recent storm activity is a very good to the challenges with drought in the Sacramento Valley. Details Here

Foothill Agrarian
Stoic Creatures

Dec 3, 2014
Stoic Creatures

Someone more eloquent than I once said that sheep are stoic creatures.  I interpret this to mean that sheep accept whatever comes their way without complaint.  To me, this characteristic is why many stockmen are not suited to raising sheep - ...

Foothill Agrarian
Measuring the Drought: How Farmers and Ranchers Can Report on Drought Impacts

Dec 3, 2014
Measuring the Drought: How Farmers and Ranchers Can Report on Drought Impacts

Note: this blog post was originally published on the Farming in the Foothills blog (at http://ucanr.edu/sites/placernevadasmallfarms/blog/)
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In early November, the California Rangeland Watershed Laboratory at UC Davis hosted a workshop/webinar entitled “Ranching and California's Drought” (for videos of the presentations, CLICK HERE).  For...

California Rice Commission
Endangered Species Bulletin a win for California Rice Growers

Endangered Species Bulletin a win for California Rice Growers

A recent announcement from the U.S Environmental Protection Agency demonstrates the stewardship found in California Rice. The Rice Commission’s Roberta Firoved has details. Read her blog:

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