California Rice Commission

California Rice Commission The California RIce Commission aims to educate all Californians on the valuable role rice plays in our state's environment, economy, culture and cuisine.

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Expanding Horizons

Expanding Horizons

An eventful first week for Rice Commission Intern Lauren LaGrande, including a State Capitol visit. Read her blog

Clarity at 23,000 feet

Clarity at 23,000 feet

Flying over the Sacramento Valley shows the severe impacts of the ongoing drought, according to the Rice Commission’s Jim Morris.

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Domino Effect from Drought

Reduced rice plantings will impact much more than farmers. Dennis Lindberg comments from his farm in Butte County.

Nearing the halfway mark for rice

Grower Peter Rystrom comments on progress of this year’s rice crop.

California Rice Signs

Rice Experiment Station Director Dr. Kent McKenzie comments on signage going up in Sacramento Valley rice fields.

Water use in Rice, separating fact from hyperbole

Water use in Rice, separating fact from hyperbole

A University of California exert discusses the facts involving water consumption in Sacramento Valley rice fields. Learn more

Idle

Jun 15, 2015

The drought means about 175,000 fewer acres of rice in the Sacramento Valley. The Rice Commission’s Jim Morris visits an idled Field in Colusa County.

Protecting the Giant Garter Snake

John Roberts of the Natomas Basin Conservancy comments on the value of ricelands as habitat for the Giant Garter Snake.

What this fourth year of drought means for Sacramento Valley Rice Farmers and the Environment

What this fourth year of drought means for Sacramento Valley Rice Farmers and the Environment

Rice Commission CEO Tim Johnson outlines the major cutbacks in rice planting and highlights the positive environmental work in our region. Read his blog

Strong Partnerships help drought survival of Waterbirds

Strong Partnerships help drought  survival of Waterbirds

How the BirdReturns Program is providing major benefits to wildlife health in the Sacramento Valley. Read the blog

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