agriculture

Foothill Agrarian
Working Wilderness

Dec 13, 2015

As I was driving between ranches yesterday, I heard a piece on our local community radio station (KVMR) about an encounter with a mountain lion.  I'm not sure who the author or the reader was, but the host continued after the piece.  He talke...

Foothill Agrarian
Standing Guard

Dec 10, 2015

I'm proud to have counted Howard Nakai as a friend.  Howard farmed in Penryn and Newcastle most of his life.  We weren't close friends, but he was one of those older farmers I've been blessed to know who always took an interest in younger farmers and ranchers (like me).  The Loomis Methodist Church was...

Foothill Agrarian
Standing Guard

Dec 10, 2015

I'm proud to have counted Howard Nakai as a friend.  Howard farmed in Penryn and Newcastle most of his life.  We weren't close friends, but he was one of those older farmers I've been blessed to know who always took an interest in younger farmers and ranchers (like me).  The Loomis Methodist Church was...

Foothill Agrarian
Stockmanship Notes: Cowboys versus Sheepherders

Dec 9, 2015
Stockmanship Notes: Cowboys versus Sheepherders


For the last year, I’ve been both a cowboy and a sheepherder.  My job at the Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center has involved caring for beef cattle.  During this time, I’ve also cared for my own sheep.  I’ve thought it might be interesting (to me, at least!) to...

Foothill Agrarian
Stockmanship Notes: Cowboys versus Sheepherders

Dec 9, 2015
Stockmanship Notes: Cowboys versus Sheepherders


For the last year, I’ve been both a cowboy and a sheepherder.  My job at the Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center has involved caring for beef cattle.  During this time, I’ve also cared for my own sheep.  I’ve thought it might be interesting (to me, at least!) to...

California Rice Commission
One-Hour Hold

One-Hour Hold

A small town celebration of the Christmas season is a welcome diversion from recent news events, writes the Rice Commission’s Jim Morris.

Read his blog

California Rice Commission
One-Hour Hold

One-Hour Hold

A small town celebration of the Christmas season is a welcome diversion from recent news events, writes the Rice Commission’s Jim Morris.

Read his blog

California Rice Commission
One-Hour Hold

One-Hour Hold

A small town celebration of the Christmas season is a welcome diversion from recent news events, writes the Rice Commission’s Jim Morris.

Read his blog

California Rice Commission
Maiden Flights from California now 100% Natural

Maiden Flights from California  now 100% Natural

The end of an era for a historically large California business is food for thought regarding maintaining the many benefits of rice farming.

Read Paul Buttner’s blog

California Rice Commission
Maiden Flights from California now 100% Natural

Maiden Flights from California  now 100% Natural

The end of an era for a historically large California business is food for thought regarding maintaining the many benefits of rice farming.

Read Paul Buttner’s blog

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