Skip to comments.Rice Farming TV
Posted on 08/20/2017 9:35:56 AM PDT by Auntie Mame
This is Youtube channel I follow. Thought Freepers might be interested in a third-generation California rice farmer's adventures and to learn about rice farming.
"Rice Farming TV aims to promote California grown medium grain rice through educational and dynamic weekly videos. Follow the growing season from planting to harvest. Follow me, Matthew and my adventures as a California Rice Farmer!"
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The link is the very first rice farming video. He's up to 47. They're all short and loaded with information. Plus, Matthew is interesting and funny. If you start at #1, bet you'll only watch a few more before you subscribe. It's just that interesting.
Click the link above or here's the link to the very first episode https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYWuz_fUYbY
Here’s a clickable link to the very first Rice Farming TV episode:
[[Thought Freepers might be interested]]
Sorry- I can’t break away from the ‘paint drying channel’
j/k= looks interesting-
Actually pretty cool.
I come from a long line of New England engineers and scientists, so alternate career paths did not really occur to me until much later in life. But, in retrospect, I think I would have been happier doing something with agriculture.
I’ve never looked into rice farming, but craft brewing, beekeeping, cider works, and other such things seem like very satisfying ways to make a livelihood.
Being such a water-intensive crop, rice doesn’t quite strike me as being all that well suited for California.
Actually, this sounds pretty cool. I will check it out. Love stuff like this. Thanks!
In the 1800s, the slaves that harvested the rice had it bad. That rice grew sharp leaves to try to protect itself from birds, and would cut up humans, too.
The water would reflect the Sun, causing eye damage, not to mention the heat would effectively be around 120F, sterilizing both males and females.
I agree with your assumption. But apparently, seeing how this a third generation California rice farmer, it is suited for this particular area of California. In one of the episodes he went to a Rice Farming... convention, or something like that, and there were plenty of Japanese there learning and seeing how we do it here.
Ping for later viewing.
If Trump can get them to import it to Japan, he’ll have done the impossible.
Rice actually doesn’t need the water. It’s simply an ancient way to kill all other plants that compete with the rice.
During the colonial period Georgia and South Carolina owned the lion’s share of rice production.
Thank you. I was going to ask why it’s planted in water.
The biggest problem on the rice and indigo plantations in swampy coastal regions across the south was mosquito-borne disease, malaria primarily.
Lundberg short grain brown rice is some of the tastiest rice on the planet:
lots of vids:
I guess when the supply of really cheap labor dries up, one must adapt or go out of business.
They still grow rice in GA & SC, it’s just production in the Delta has dwarfed the latter.
But I get what you’re sayin’. (btw - cheap labor wasn’t)
Catnip, I have to disagree. The best rice is any quality brand of kokuho (which means “treasure” in Japanese). I usually mix 2 parts kokuho with 1 part sweet rice. Some people call kokuho rice “sushi rice”. Sushi doesn’t mean sashimi, sushi means rice.
It’s carb weekend and I’m having rice again.
It’s literally in my Zojirushi cooking as I type.
Having grown up in the very deep south of paternal/maternal extraction; Mobile/New Orleans - a meal is whatever is served with rice.., and I’m having rice and gravy with home grown maters for supper.. :-)
Heck, just dump a heated can of mushroom soup over the rice and I’m in heaven.
Japanese flood the fields in March, then plant seedlings. The water usually stays until mid-August (as the June, July rains make reirrigation unnecessary) and by then the rice is so high no weeds can get light enough to grow. Usually most rice is processed around October, but in Kyushu and such, you see them cut it in July.
I think the double cropping of Crawdads and Rice is the way to go.
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