- California Rice As the world’s most widely consumed grain, rice sustains about half of our population. It impacts some facet of our lives every day. California Rice plays a vital role in this cycle.
Drought in Rice Country
Millions of birds depend on
area rice fields for food and a
resting place. This year’s water shortage
could have a major impact on
our farms, rural communities, economy and
- Economy California Rice provides nearly 25,000 jobs and $1.8 billion to the state’s economy each year. Our industry helps sustain small communities throughout the Sacramento Valley and is the top export from the Port of West Sacramento.
- Environment California Ricelands are home to nearly 230 wildlife species. Critical link to the Pacific Flyway, our rice fields provide more than half of the food for millions of migrating ducks and geese each winter.
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What's New New: 2014 rice season begins
Challenges from the drought continue as growers prepare their fields for rice planting in the Sacramento Valley. Brian Baer covered the start of the new season.Watch fieldwork in Colusa County
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- New: The impact of drought in the Sacramento Valley Questions and answers about the expected impact of drought on farms, communities and the environment north of Sacramento. Find out more
- Armstrong & Getty water use comparisons The radio hosts visit the State Capitol Mall to discuss water use efficiency in rice and how much water it takes to grow a variety of things. Watch their comments
- New: Winged and Wonderful Springtime in Sacramento Valley rice country provides a great opportunity to enjoy birds. Leslie Morris took these photos in several valley counties. View the album
- Grower Farm Bill Tool New resources for growers to plug in information on their operations to determine which programs best meet their needs. Learn more