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Foothill Agrarian
Perspectives on ranching: This wool has a story…

Apr 24, 2013
Perspectives on ranching: This wool has a story…

This wool has a story - it comes from sheep that graze the hillsides, pasturelands and brushfields around my Sierra foothills home.This wool is shorn and skirted and rolled and sacked by the hands of my family and friends.This wool comes from sheep tha...

California Rice Commission
New Blog- Faster Track

New Blog- Faster Track

We are ahead of schedule for this rice season; a welcome change from recent years when spring rains brought delays.   I'm almost complete preparing my rice fields.  The water will be going on soon and airplanes should carry out the seedi...

Be informed when taking on student debt

Prospective college students and their parents have long had to navigate the world of financial aid, student loans and tuition to realize their higher education goals. A recent Princeton Review survey of high school seniors nationwide, however, found...

California Rice Commission
New- Rice Commission Internship

New- Rice Commission Internship

Learn more about our new summer internship for college students. Those interested can apply immediately. Background on internshipInternship application

Appeal Democrat
Marysville businesses embrace Bounce Back program

Ideas to beautify Marysville's downtown offered by business owners embracing the city's Bounce Back plan range from the installation of tree guards to hanging flower baskets from light poles. About 35 business owners attended the meeting held by the...

Foothill Agrarian
A Seed Catalog for Sheep Farmers

Apr 18, 2013
A Seed Catalog for Sheep Farmers

When I grew vegetables for the farmers' markets, I always looked forward to the day (usually around Christmas) that my seed catalogs would arrive.  Farming at this scale (for me, at least) required a certain amount of amnesia - I found that I had ...

Foothill Agrarian
The Great Escape – or Always Bring a Dog

Apr 17, 2013
The Great Escape – or Always Bring a Dog

Ewes and lambs returning from their morning escapade!My friend and fellow sheep rancher Lana Rowley once posted on facebook that she was never sorry when she took a dog or a gun with her when she left the house.  While I'm not as much as a gun guy...

Elk Grove News
Opinion: Is the Elk Grove City Council really looking out for small businesses?

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Apr 16, 2013
Opinion: Is the Elk Grove City Council really looking out for small businesses?

by David Woodel| Question - do you feel the current sign ordinance which limits the use of portable signage to eight weeks a year is helping our business community prosper? I feel this limitation is a hindrance to small business but this is only pa...

California Rice Commission
New video: Environmental Stewardship in the Sacramento Valley

Conservation Project Director Monica Igelcia with Audubon California comments on work by rice farmers to improve wildlife habitat on the farm.

FOX40
Video: Plastic bag ban gains momentum

Apr 15, 2013
Video: Plastic bag ban gains momentum

SACRAMENTO-

Proponents of a ban on one-use plastic bags say a bill will finally pass the legislature after the California Grocer’s Association agreed to endorse it.

Senator Alex Padilla says his bill phases in the ban which environmentalists have tried …


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