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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Economics of the Drought for the Sacramento Valley

Economics of the Drought for the Sacramento Valley

With harvest over and crop reports now in, we can get a better sense of the drought’s impact on farms. By any measure, it was one of the most severe droughts in memory.

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Million Dollar Smile

Million Dollar Smile

From her childhood on a rice farm through decades of musical performances, LaVerne Grell is a Sacramento Valley treasure. Read about her inspiring story

The Invisible Winter Grain

The Invisible Winter Grain

It’s a large crop in our state but you may not notice it for much of the year. The story of Winter Wheat.

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New program provides major boost to protecting wildlife in California Rice

New program provides major boost  to protecting wildlife in California Rice

The Rice Commission’s Paul Buttner outlines a promising new program that could pay big dividends for wildlife protection in rice fields.

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Winter Wildlife Update

Grower Brian McKenzie comments on bird activity and the drought impact on their family farm in Pleasant Grove.

One big happy extended family

One big happy extended family

Our social media channels have sparked widespread interest in the Sacramento Valley and overseas. Communications Manager Jim Morris looks at our international community. Read his blog

Spicy Brown Rice Fritters

Spicy Brown Rice Fritters

A flavorful treat featuring California Brown Rice from the Rice Commission’s Julie Cader.

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When in doubt- bring Barbera

When in doubt- bring Barbera

Having trouble identifying the best wine to take to your holiday meal? California Rice CEO Tim Johnson has the answer. Read his blog

Revisiting Folsom Lake

Revisiting Folsom Lake

Recent rains have brought improvements to the state’s water shortage. Folsom Lake is a prime example of the recovery.

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A healthy ecosystem flexes its wings

A healthy ecosystem flexes its wings

Nearly 230 wildlife species rely on Sacramento Valley rice fields for food and a resting place. The Rice Commission’s Jim Morris profiles two different birds that are flourishing.

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