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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 »
  • Intrepid receives section 18 for California armyworms

    Intrepid receives section 18 for California armyworms

    The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has granted a section 18 emergency use exemption for Intrepid 2F insecticide from DowDuPont to control armyworms in Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Merced, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties. The registration comes just ... Read More »
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  • 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 »
  • Where’s the rice?

    Where’s the rice?

    I recently attended the Field to Vase Dinner held on the grounds of the California State Capitol in Sacramento. Not only was the event a feast for the senses, but it also allowed California’s cut flower industry to showcase its ... Read More »