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Rice Works in California

Rice Works in California

By Val Dolcini, State Executive Director USDA Farm Service Agency – CaliforniaAs the fall harvest continues for California’s 2,500 family rice farmers, let me say thanks to this important industry. These are the men and women whose businesses and ...

California Rice Commission
Midway point of family rice harvest

Midway point of family rice harvest

Family farmer Peter Rystrom describes the progress being made during this season's rice harvest in Butte County.After completing his college education, Peter Rystrom is happily back at work as a fourth-generation farmer in Butte County. Working alongs...

Foothill Agrarian
Commitment to grass-fed production means that we have to be patient

Oct 20, 2011
Commitment to grass-fed production means that we have to be patient

When we started raising livestock to feed our community six years ago, we made the decision to go grass-fed.  Six years ago, grass-fed meat was still on the fringe of acceptability - both from a consumer perspective and from a producer perspective...

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Schwarzenegger Ferrari for sale in Sacramento

Former governor of California Arnold Schwarenegger (maybe you’ve heard of him?) unloaded one of his used supercars and now it’s up for sale at an auto dealership on Fulton Avenue. It’s a “mint condition” 2002 silver 360 Ferrari Spider and &#8...

Foothill Agrarian
Working sheep with a dog requires communication

Oct 18, 2011
Working sheep with a dog requires communication

Last weekend, we hosted a sheep dog clinic with our friend, Ellen Skillings.  We had a great day - perfect weather, fun people, good dogs! One of the principles of training a dog (or any animal, for that matter) is that of pressure and release fro...

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Sacramento Kings Targeted For Contraction

The Sacramento Kings basketball team may fall victim to contraction unless a labor compromise can be reached soon, says NBPA Executive Director Billy Hunter. Hunter made that implication after leaders from the National Basketball Players Association...

Foothill Agrarian
Value-added without adding value

Oct 15, 2011

For the last 6 or 7 years, we've marketed grass-fed lamb at our local farmers' markets.  To do this legally, we must take our lambs to a USDA-inspected facility - our closest option is in Dixon (about 65 miles away) - and have them harvested and c...

Foothill Agrarian
Giving and Receiving

Oct 13, 2011

Exchanging help is part of living in a farming or ranching community. In previous eras, putting up hay or building a barn were community efforts - they still are in Amish country.  Today's big jobs - branding calves or shearing sheep, for example ...

From the Capitol
Business start-up tips offered for free at Sacramento Public Library

Oct 12, 2011

The Sacramento Public Library will present a free workshop for those planning to start a business. Led by a SCORE counselor, the class is scheduled for Saturday, October 15, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, at the Central Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento. Star...

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Upscale modern furniture outlet to close its doors

In yet another sign of Sacramento’s difficult economic times it was announced today that the Limn furniture store on Arden way will be shutting its doors later this month. Starting October 20th there will be a fire sale with prices slashed … C...

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