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Showcasing Sac Valley Rice Fields in new Netflix episode

Showcasing Sac Valley Rice Fields in new Netflix episode

In the latest episode of MeatEater’s Cal in the Field, avid outdoorsman and conservationist Ryan Callaghan shined a spotlight on the Sacramento Valley.

He visited with one of our members, rice grower Sean Doherty, who was able to carry this out after forming a personal relationship with Callaghan.

The 20-minute hunting program shows how the years of collaboration between rice growers and conservationists have provided an unparalleled environment for wildlife, first with birds and now with emerging research to help salmon.

The episode titled “Rice Field Duck Hunting, Managing for Wildlife and Way of Life” is available on Netflix and can also be viewed on YouTube found here.

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USDA Undersecretary Bonnie gets Firsthand Look at Drought Impacts Across Sac Valley’s Rice Country

USDA Undersecretary Bonnie gets Firsthand Look at Drought Impacts Across Sac Valley’s Rice Country

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Undersecretary Robert Bonnie, along with California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Secretary Karen Ross, Jeff Yasui with USDA/RMA and Carlos Suarez with the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) spent the day on a tour of the Sacramento Valley co-hosted by the CRC and NCWA. They heard from biologists and conservationists on environmental impacts due to drought as well as met with local businesses that are key in California’s rice production process.

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