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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 provide the ground on which the crop is raised and provides an important watershed for birds in the region.

The family farm floods its fields every year to break down the straw from the last harvest. Those flooded fields provide habitat for tens of thousands of waterfowl who make their way north and south in the Pacific Flyway. The Montnas consider their environmental efforts as critical to protecting the land that sustains their farming family.  



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