Soggy Fields slow Start of Rice Planting

Aria Wilcox Field & Row Crops

Time is running out for California rice farmers whose fields remain too wet for planting. All last month, the Sacramento Valley should have been buzzing with tractors working the ground in preparation for seeding. Instead, soggy weather kept many farmers twiddling their thumbs or biting their nails as they waited for their fields to dry out. “It’s really getting nerve-racking …