Almond growers check effects of rain at bloom

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 at this point," Yuba County farmer Keith Davis said.


Most of the ground he farms on the east side of the valley was "still too wet to do anything with," he said, so he's focusing on a small area where the soil is lighter and he can begin turning it. But his fields with red clay dirt in the lower foothills were "extremely wet" and needed more drying time.


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