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Foothill Agrarian
Farm to table: The old and new combine for modern shepherding

Oct 8, 2012
Farm to table: The old and new combine for modern shepherding

When I wrote the description of our farm for last year's KVMR Celtic Festival, I started with the phrase "combining Old World traditions and modern technology" to summarize our approach to raising sheep.  As we prepare for this year's festival, I'...

QuantumDice
Days of olives & honey: Harvest time at Redwing Ranch

Oct 5, 2012
Days of olives & honey: Harvest time at Redwing Ranch

See the full gallery on Posterous Since we had Alaskans on hand willing to work, we harvested olives and a couple of combs of honey today. Our olive harvesting meager, owing to recovery from last year's olive knot, but the trees look much bette...

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California Rice Commission
New Guest Blog— Raptor in the Rice

New Guest Blog— Raptor in the Rice

By Phil RobertsonThe electronics in my new Canon EOS 7D camera had been fried and I just got it back from the repair shop.  Time to test it out!Grabbing the camera with my 100-400mm zoom lens I headed out to West Wise Road just a few miles from do...

California Rice Commission
New CRC Blog- Appreciating the Masters

New CRC Blog- Appreciating the Masters

By Julie CaderJulie is Finance & Administration Manager for the California Rice Commission, and a big proponent of trying new recipes- especially if they feature California rice. At a recent lunch with the Rice Leadership Class, we enjoyed a d...

California Rice Commission
New video- Sacramento Valley Rice Harvest

View footage of harvesting short grain rice at a family farm in Sutter County.

California Rice Commission
Local preserve provides peace and inspiration

Local preserve provides peace and inspiration

By Leslie Morris Some photographers have the skill and patience to bring out just the right smile from a reluctant child or capture the perfect photo of newlyweds.  I have to admit that I am drawn to subjects with feathers, fur or fins. Swainson'...

California Rice Commission
Video: Family farmer Sandy Denn in Glenn County recalls early memories of the rice harvest

Video: Family farmer Sandy Denn in Glenn County recalls early memories of the rice harvest

Family farmer Sandy Denn in Glenn County recalls early memories of the rice harvest. Sandy Denn and her husband Wally own and operate Snow Goose Farms near Willows in Glenn County. She holds a law degree and has served on numerous boards and committe...

California Rice Commission
New video- Rice and the Port of West Sacramento

Port of West Sacramento Manager Mike Luken addresses the value of rice to their operations.

California Rice Commission
From livestock to rice: changing farm history of the Sutter Basin

From livestock to rice: changing farm history of the Sutter Basin

Family rice farmer Tom Butler describes how the Sutter Basin has changed over the generations.More about Tom: Tom Butler farms rice with his father, Steve, in Sutter and Yolo Counties. Tom is the fourth generation of his family to farm.When he’s not ...

California Rice Commission
New Guest Blog- Calrose Rice, A California Legacy

New Guest Blog- Calrose Rice, A California Legacy

By Kent McKenzie and Carl JohnsonCommercial rice production in California was established 1912 along with the founding of the Rice Experiment Station (RES) near Biggs. In the previous few years, scientists with the USDA’s Bureau of Plant Industries t...

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