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Rice Radio

Rice Radio is an inside look at all things related to the California Rice Industry and the Sacramento Valley.  Produced and Hosted by California Rice Grower, Kurt Richter, Rice Radio covers the crop, the market, water, water and property rights, conservation, regulations, and much more. 

Oct 3, 2019

Rice Radio is back in for its series finale, where I share my perspective on the inequitable numbers that make up the ag labor shortage and unemployment statistics.  


Mar 26, 2019

In this episode we will take a look at the latest water news impacting the Sacramento Valley.  What kind of water regulations are pending?  What are Voluntary Agreements, and how do they factor in?  What's the latest with Sites Reservoir?  All that, plus how inland flooding could the the savior that Sac River salmon...


Dec 19, 2018

In this episode of Rice Radio, we take a look back at the 2018 Rice Season.  What defined the season? What were the challenges? How did the crop turn out?


Sep 7, 2018

For decades, rice has been a key piece of the Sacramento Valley's identity.  But in the last 20 years, that has changed.  Rice acres have diminished at the hands of other crops.  More specifically, rice fields are being replaced by walnut and almond orchards.  There's several reasons for this trend.  In this episode of...


Jun 1, 2018

The month of May is perhaps the busiest month the Sacramento Valley sees each year, as all farmers (especially rice) are rushing to plant their crops for the season at hand.  This May was no exception.  Find out in this episode how planting went, and how the rice is looking so far.  I also sit down with a...