Richter AG

an association of agricultural companies

We are a family owned and operated, vertically integrated rice growing operation based in Northern California.

707 Main St - Colusa, CA 95932

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Building Sites, Chapter 2

After the Prop 1 Water Bond passed in 2014, a cloud of mystery washed over the state of California.  Who gets the money?  How do they get it?  When do they get it?  In time, details emerged of the lengthy bureaucratic process that would dictate how the billions of dollars in bond funds would be doled out.  Not surprisingly, it was not welcomed news for many people in the state who wanted to spring to action on various projects, including Sites Reservoir.  

In Chapter 2, we explain the details of that bureaucratic process, and how Sites fits into the application criteria set forth by the California Water Commission.

California Rice Abroad

In California, we grow japonica rice; short and medium grain kernels which are glutinous (sticky) in nature.  In other words, we grow the kind of rice that is heavily consumed in Japan, and key to making a good roll of sushi.  What we grow is sold all over the United States, and exported around the world.  

The video below is a brief analysis of the importance of international markets for California Rice, and how our rice respected abroad.

Special thanks to the California Rice Commission , Aji Japanese Bistro, and the Port of Oakland in helping me produce this video.