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Old 02-18-2014, 03:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This CA weather gonna cost anyone their job?

We farm rice in northern ca and it's looking very very grim. Water districts saying anywhere from 0-25% percent of our usual water allotment. That won't cut it. We usually farm about 3200 acres but could be cut back to a thousand or less. We aren't diversafied. Rice only. If it doesn't rain soon it's gonna be the soup lines for alot of folks here in the valley The big cat lexions might stay parked. Eat your sushi now folks......
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We aren't diversafied. Rice only.



Theres your problem. Thats why all the operations around here that were a 1 trick pony went belly up. Spread your risk across multiple crops/enterprises and while you may not make that huge payday on some years, it'll average out better. The last few years here everyone was on the corn bandwagon, but now with the "normal" prices coming back this year alot are leveraged too much.
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And here we sit in Oregon at flood stage.

If you don't get your water and go belly up what does that do to the food supply chain?

I get 3200 acres is not huge but if numerous 3200 acres go out then what.



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Grab a couple tankers and head east. I will have plenty of water in my yard, maybe house, starting tomorrow. Free!
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Old 02-18-2014, 05:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well it's not like there is going to be NO rice. Just a fraction of what usually gets grown. There is over 500,000 acres of rice here on the valley. The price of rice is already going through the roof. Tons of people will suffer. This whole area is ag. Shouldve put in almonds years ago. Lol
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We farm rice in northern ca and it's looking very very grim. Water districts saying anywhere from 0-25% percent of our usual water allotment. That won't cut it. We usually farm about 3200 acres but could be cut back to a thousand or less. We aren't diversafied. Rice only. If it doesn't rain soon it's gonna be the soup lines for alot of folks here in the valley The big cat lexions might stay parked. Eat your sushi now folks......
How would things be looking if they did a big increase of water storage capacity 10 years ago? I remember years when the farmers had standing water in their fields during the time they should be getting ready to plant, due to full reservoirs and water coming over the top.
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We farm rice in northern ca and it's looking very very grim. Water districts saying anywhere from 0-25% percent of our usual water allotment. That won't cut it. We usually farm about 3200 acres but could be cut back to a thousand or less. We aren't diversafied. Rice only. If it doesn't rain soon it's gonna be the soup lines for alot of folks here in the valley The big cat lexions might stay parked. Eat your sushi now folks......
We have central and southern california to thank for that. their water is more important than our water, according to the contracts. Even though some of their reservoirs are in better shape than ours

If it doesn't pick up soon, it will hit more than just agriculture. it will start putting a halt on construction as well, with how much water is used for dirt work and concrete especially
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Sorry to hear man. Hope you get rain soon



On a side note, I remember many years ago, talk of building aqueducts to help move water from flood prone areas to drought prone areas. Anybody remember that? And what happened?
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Well they've been saying they're going to put a dam in up there behind maxwell for years...... Nothing as of yet.
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Theres your problem. Thats why all the operations around here that were a 1 trick pony went belly up. Spread your risk across multiple crops/enterprises and while you may not make that huge payday on some years, it'll average out better. The last few years here everyone was on the corn bandwagon, but now with the "normal" prices coming back this year alot are leveraged too much.
He's in Colusa. Not many crops grow under (usually) water.

Maybe this year, plant Alfalfa?

For those of you unfamiliar with the area, Colusa is near the junction of a lot of rivers and usually is under water.
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Plant and harvest Sorghum. It sounds like you all already have all the equipment, You may not make as much money but it may help get to next season
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There are definelty going to be ALOT of "rich farmers kids" wearing the same clothes as everyone else next year that's forsure. Sucks being this low on water everywhere around here. I saw a few new blades of grass in a field when I was driving back from work the other day. That rain "storm" really helped ALOT. Especially with 70's coming next week
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Well it's not like there is going to be NO rice. Just a fraction of what usually gets grown. There is over 500,000 acres of rice here on the valley. The price of rice is already going through the roof. Tons of people will suffer. This whole area is ag. Shouldve put in almonds years ago. Lol
I don't know how old you are but when I lived in Antioch there was nothing but Almonds. Almonds and Apricots, walnuts and cherry's. Then in the early to mid 70's they pulled them all up and planted pistachios,pears and grapes. It's always been cyclical.
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There are definelty going to be ALOT of "rich farmers kids" wearing the same clothes as everyone else next year that's forsure. Sucks being this low on water everywhere around here. I saw a few new blades of grass in a field when I was driving back from work the other day. That rain "storm" really helped ALOT. Especially with 70's coming next week


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Remember when California was the sixth largest economy in the world?
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Well they've been saying they're going to put a dam in up there behind maxwell for years...... Nothing as of yet.
They think high speed rail is more important.
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We tilled under a perfectly good alfalfa field to plant winter wheat. Lol. It's struggling......
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Don't get me started on hi speed rail.......
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I am a Wildland Firefighter in CA, i don't think i'll have a problem with my job this summer.
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Alot of people dont know that most of this dirt is only good for rice!
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