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  • Honing a craft

    Honing a craft

    Retired California rice researcher Jim Eckert refines rice malting for gluten-free brewing and distilling. By Vicky Boyd,  Editor — To describe Chico, California-based Eckert Malting and Brewing Co. as a labor of love is an understatement. What started as Jim ... Read More »
  • Be on the lookout for new watergrass in California

    Be on the lookout for new watergrass in California

    University of California Cooperative Extension farm advisor Whitney Brim-Deforest has been to several farm calls in the past few weeks about an unknown grass weed. Between last season and this, she has seen seven fields that appear to have bad ... Read More »
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  • As row-rice acres grow, so too may billbug woes

    As row-rice acres grow, so too may billbug woes

    Billbugs, once an occasional pest of rice that cannot survive in standing water, are increasing pressure as row-rice acreage grows. Billbugs are weevils whose larvae bore into the side of rice tillers, or stems, and deprive developing grain heads of ... Read More »
  • Rice enjoys craft beer  renaissance

    Rice enjoys craft beer renaissance

    Using rice as a beer ingredient is nothing new. Brewers before Prohibition used the grain because it imparted a light, crisp taste and effervescence, and Anheuser Busch has been doing so for decades. But they all used rice as an ... Read More »
  • Cauliflower boudin? That’s sacrilege!

    Cauliflower boudin? That’s sacrilege!

    The entire fight over what can and can’t be called rice has spilled over into a food that many in South Louisiana consider sacred — boudin. For those not familiar with boudin, it is a sausage made of meat, whether ... Read More »