- 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.
There’s great excitement as Naturalist, Artist and Educator John Muir Laws visits a shallowly flooded rice field in Colusa County loaded with more than 200,000 Snow Geese.Watch the video
- CRC Blog- What the Drought will mean in Rice Country CEO Tim Johnson provides a rice perspective on the known and unknown aspects of the drought. Read his blog
- New CRC Blog- Osaka Sushi Premium California Rice is the foundation of this wonderful dining experience. The CRC’s Julie Cader has details. Read her blog
- New Photos- Where Creatures Roam Nearly 20 wildlife species in these photos from Leslie Morris, showing the Sacramento Valley’s wildlife diversity. Rice fields are a critical part of that. 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