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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Encouraging sustainable farming far from home

Encouraging sustainable farming far from home

Thousands of miles from her home, Alycia Scheidel traveled to Africa in hopes of helping improve their sustainability. Read her blog

Sustaining Healthy Ecosystems

Point Blue President & CEO Ellie Cohen comments on the need to protect our environment during this severe drought. 

California Rice Growers welcome opportunity to help Waterbirds

California Rice Growers welcome opportunity to help Waterbirds

Significant resources will be invested to help enhance waterbird habitat in California Rice fields. Paul Buttner outlines the effort. Read his blog

A fuller picture of water transfers in this fourth year of drought

A fuller picture of water transfers  in this fourth year of drought

The latest information from the California Rice Commission and Northern California Water Association. Read more

Rice Plantings reduced but hope remains

Rice Plantings reduced but hope remains

His final rice field planted, grower Punch Haskell comments on the year ahead for his farm in Glenn County. Read his blog

Caring for our environment during drought

President & CEO of Point Blue Conservation Service Ellie Cohen comments on the importance of helping wildlife during drought and the value of California Rice in the process.

Paying for water – Ducks don’t have pockets but Hollywood does

Paying for water – Ducks don’t  have pockets but Hollywood does

California Rice Commission CEO Tim Johnson explains that wildlife would be a big casualty if water is priced for the highest bidder. Read his blog

A Season like no other

A Season like no other

He has grown rice for more than seventy years, and Dennis Lindberg says none compares to the challenge of this drought. Read his blog

The Power of a Puddle

The Power of a Puddle

Sacramento Valley rice fields have only five inches of water in them during the growing season. Rice Commission CEO Tim Johnson explains the tremendous benefits from water for rice. Read his blog

Drought Realities

Grower Sandy Denn comments on the difficult growing season ahead in the Sacramento Valley.

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