Just Add Water

California Rice Commission – RiceNews, YouTube

The drought has severely limited wildlife habitat in rice fields. This montage of clips were taken today at Montna Farms in Sutter County. A few inches of water were added to fields in the BirdReturns Program, providing critical habitat to a wide array of birds. BirdReturns is a collaborative effort of The Nature Conservancy and California Rice Commission.

See the video here:

2015 Women Who Mean Business


Sacramento Business Journal. – June 19, 2015, Cheryl Sarfaty, Correspondent  –  Photo by Dennis McCoy      

Third-generation rice farmer Nicole Montna Van Vleck didn’t have to look far to discover where she could make the biggest difference in her life’s work.  It just took some time to get there.

See her full profile here:Women Who Mean Business – Nicole Montna Van Vleck

A man of many hats

Yuba-Sutter Ag Life. – April 10, 2015, story and photo by David Bitton

Jon Munger wears a lot of hats in the world of Agriculture.  Rice Farmer, president of the Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau and vice president of operations at Montna Farms are some of them.
Read the full article here:

4.10.2015 Ag Life-Jon Munger

Montna Farms featured on America’s Heartland

California produces a major portion of the rice that’s grown in America. This meets a growing demand for the grain in not only domestic use, but in meeting the needs for rice sold overseas. The Montna family has been growing rice in the Sacramento Valley for generations. The Montna rice fields also provide an important watershed for birds in the region.

Click here to watch the video: http://www.americasheartland.org/episodes/episode_1019/ca_montna_rice_farm.htm