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New Blog: Connecting kids and farming provides lifelong rewards

New Blog: Connecting kids and  farming provides lifelong rewards

By Sarah Schwall, Marcum Elementary School, Sutter CountyAs a first grade teacher I see the importance of building a strong foundation of skills for my students to be successful in the classroom and in life.  Even though my parents were not farmer...

California Rice Commission
New CRC Blog- Two Gentlemen in Verona, California

New CRC Blog- Two Gentlemen  in Verona, California

By Jim MorrisWhen I hopped into rice grower Mike Daddow’s pickup truck recently and we traveled along the Garden Highway, I never expected to view history. My interest was piqued near his shop in Nicolaus when I spotted a sign along the road for the ...

Foothill Agrarian
2013 Lambing Notebook – Installment #5

Mar 15, 2013

When do you call the vet?!Part of raising sheep at a commercial scale is learning when you need to call the vet - and when you need to do things on your own.  This applies (perhaps even more so) even when you're married to your vet - as I am!Last ...

California Rice Commission
New CRC Blog- Hero in a folding chair next to your

New CRC Blog- Hero in a  folding chair next to your

By Tim Johnson For more than three years we have met in the most unassuming office I have ever visited. Four press–on–letters from the local hardware store, the kind you put on a mailbox, are the only things that denotes its role in the community. ...

California Rice Commission
New Debra DeWit Blog- New college and rice season are on the way

New Debra DeWit Blog- New college  and rice season are on the way

Hello to everyone!It’s been a busy year for me and my family. I’m wrapping up my senior year at Davis High School and will be deciding which college I will go to. I plan on visiting my top two choices, Vanguard and Biola this April which is excitin...

California Rice Commission
New videos- Rice season begins soon

New videos- Rice season begins soon

Growers throughout the Sacramento Valley are preparing for the upcoming season. Mike Daddow comments on getting equipment in the field: He also comments on the first steps growers take before planting the crop: Mike Daddow ~ Farming in Sutte...

Foothill Agrarian
2013 Lambing Notebook – Installment #4

Mar 7, 2013

During Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, we experienced our first stormy weather during this year's lambing season.  We received just over a half inch of rain, and we had lots of wind.  I had put the ewes in a paddock which offered lots ...

California Rice Commission
New Video: Salmon Nursery in a Rice Field

Scientists with UC Davis, the state Department of Water Resources and California Trout are investigating whether the Central Valley's river floodplains -- long farmed for rice and other crops -- could be managed to help recover California's populations...

California Rice Commission
Download CRC March 2013 Newsletter

Download CRC March 2013 Newsletter

 March 2013 Newsletter Now Available - Click Here to Download

California Rice Commission
What’s New at Calrice.org 2013-03-04 09:03:00

What’s New at Calrice.org 2013-03-04 09:03:00

Rice grower Josh Sheppard in Butte County explains the opening step to the season - draining fields before fieldwork and planting. Josh Sheppard is proud to be part of the fourth generation of his family that have been farming rice in Butte County for ...

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