Rice http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6081/more en Sunrise over California rice country http://westernfarmpress.com/rice/sunrise-over-california-rice-country <div class="node-body gallery-body">California rice is largely planted by airplanes that drop seed into flooded fields</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/rice/sunrise-over-california-rice-country" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/rice/sunrise-over-california-rice-country#comments Rice Rice Thu, 26 May 2016 23:37:00 +0000 167471 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>A pilot with Growers Air Service of Woodland, Calif. drops rice seed into several inches of water that will bring up the crop through the summer months.</p> Advancing rice varieties to feed burgeoning world http://westernfarmpress.com/rice/advancing-rice-varieties-feed-burgeoning-world <div class="field-byline"> Lee Allen, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>It&rsquo;s almost universally agreed that a perfect storm is developing and agriculture faces a gargantuan task - feeding the world&rsquo;s population expected to approach the 10 billion mark by 2050.</p> <p>And if that&rsquo;s doable, the challenge is how to accomplish this while wrestling with variables including less land, water, farmer numbers, plus the impact of climate change.</p></div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/rice/advancing-rice-varieties-feed-burgeoning-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/rice/advancing-rice-varieties-feed-burgeoning-world#comments Rice Sat, 14 May 2016 18:59:00 +0000 167191 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p><strong>Rod Wing, director, Arizona Genomics Institute, Tucson, Ariz., spends many days per year with rice plantings throughout the world. Photo: Arizona Genomics Institute.</strong></p> Sean Doherty credits teamwork for rice farm’s success http://westernfarmpress.com/rice/sean-doherty-credits-teamwork-rice-farm-s-success <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Rice grower Sean Doherty believes the success of his northern California farm is based on a &ldquo;we&rdquo; attitude, rather than &ldquo;I&rdquo; &ndash; calling the operation a successful team effort including his wife Melissa and their dedicated, hard-working employees.</p> <p>&ldquo;We have a great crew,&rdquo; Sean says. &ldquo;They are really good people, work hard, and I&rsquo;m thankful for them. They make the reason for working hard easy.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/rice/sean-doherty-credits-teamwork-rice-farm-s-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/rice/sean-doherty-credits-teamwork-rice-farm-s-success#comments Rice Almonds Grapes Pecans Pistachios Walnuts Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:28:00 +0000 166841 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p><strong>Sean Doherty is a third generation California farmer who grows primarily rice, along with almonds, alfalfa, processing tomatoes, hard red winter wheat, and other crops near Dunnigan, Calif.&nbsp;</strong></p> California rice’s priorities - water, regulations, politics http://westernfarmpress.com/rice/california-rice-s-priorities-water-regulations-politics <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The California rice industry is pleased as punch with the rainfall this past fall, winter, and the &lsquo;Miracle March&rsquo; in the Sacramento Valley where the majority of the state&rsquo;s crop is grown.</p> <p>The rice industry is glowing over the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation&rsquo;s decision this spring to provide a 100 percent surface water allocation for agriculture to the area.</p></div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/rice/california-rice-s-priorities-water-regulations-politics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/rice/california-rice-s-priorities-water-regulations-politics#comments Rice Drought El Nino Rice Wed, 20 Apr 2016 21:40:00 +0000 166661 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p><strong>Tim Johnson is the chief executive officer of the California Rice Commission and has worked with the state&rsquo;s rice industry for 20 years.&nbsp;</strong></p> The view from northern California's Benden Farms http://westernfarmpress.com/rice/view-northern-californias-benden-farms <div class="node-body gallery-body">Northern California's Benden Farms in photos</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/rice/view-northern-californias-benden-farms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/rice/view-northern-californias-benden-farms#comments Orchard Crops Rice Vegetables Sustainable Agriculture Mon, 29 Feb 2016 19:18:00 +0000 165221 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Yellow squash growing under a bright sun in Colusa County, Calif.</p> Benden Farms builds sustainability into diversification http://westernfarmpress.com/rice/benden-farms-builds-sustainability-diversification <div class="field-deck"> Farming in Colusa County is about lifestyle </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Benden Farms fosters agricultural sustainability on 3,000-acre diversified farming operation in Colusa County, Calif.</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/rice/benden-farms-builds-sustainability-diversification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/rice/benden-farms-builds-sustainability-diversification#comments Orchard Crops Rice Vegetables Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:15:00 +0000 165211 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>The Sutter Buttes provide a scenic backdrop for Ben and Denise Carter&rsquo;s organic long-grain rice in rural Colusa County.</p> California weed science gathering continues to grow http://westernfarmpress.com/management/california-weed-science-gathering-continues-grow <div class="node-body gallery-body">California Weed Science Society talks challenges at annual meeting</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/management/california-weed-science-gathering-continues-grow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/management/california-weed-science-gathering-continues-grow#comments Alfalfa Grapes Management Orchard Crops Rice Tree Nuts Vegetables Groups & Organizations Mon, 25 Jan 2016 20:12:00 +0000 164421 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p><span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">Past&nbsp;</span>CWSS<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;Board Chairman Rick Miller, left, presented&nbsp;</span>UCCE<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;Weed Specialist Steven&nbsp;</span>Fennimore<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;the 2016 Award of Excellence for his work with&nbsp;</span>CWSS<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;on a book to educate managers on principles of weed control.</span></p> Two California growers in rice leadership program http://westernfarmpress.com/rice/two-california-growers-rice-leadership-program <div class="field-deck"> National program managed by the USA Rice Federation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Two California rice producers named to 2016-18 Rice Leadership Development Program</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/rice/two-california-growers-rice-leadership-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/rice/two-california-growers-rice-leadership-program#comments Rice Rice Wed, 16 Dec 2015 18:17:00 +0000 163621 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Standing from left, members of the new Rice Leadership Development Program -&nbsp;Kristopher Riggs, Brandon Truax, Allen McLain, Imran Khan, Sidney Robnett, Sunny Bottoms and Michael Bosworth. Pictured standing far right is Chuck Wilson, Rice Foundation. Seated are program sponsor&nbsp;representatives - Brian Ottis, RiceTex; Kevin Ripple, John Deere; Chris Crutchfield, American Commodity Company; andTodd Burich,&nbsp;Rice Foundation.</p> USA Rice Calrose rice 'world's best' in international competition http://westernfarmpress.com/rice/calrose-rice-worlds-best-international-competition <div class="node-body article-body">Calrose rice named 'world's best' in international competition</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/rice/calrose-rice-worlds-best-international-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/rice/calrose-rice-worlds-best-international-competition#comments Rice Thu, 05 Nov 2015 17:37:00 +0000 162791 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>California rice loaded in trailers and ready to be trucked to storage and further processing.</p> Collecting rice weed seeds for herbicide-resistance testing http://westernfarmpress.com/rice/collecting-rice-weed-seeds-herbicide-resistance-testing <div class="field-byline"> Luis Espino, UCCE Colusa County rice farming sytems advisor </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Herbicide resistance is a serious problem in California rice. However, not every control failure can be attributed to herbicide resistance.</p> <p>Other factors can cause control failures. Among the most common are weather, incorrect rate, poor coverage or application timing, skips, and spray equipment malfunction.</p> <p>When weed control fails, it is important to determine the cause. When the cause is herbicide resistance, herbicide programs should be adjusted.</p></div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/rice/collecting-rice-weed-seeds-herbicide-resistance-testing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/rice/collecting-rice-weed-seeds-herbicide-resistance-testing#comments Rice Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:26:00 +0000 160591 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>California rice.</p>