Welcome to Chico Rice country! We are visiting Tom’s rice farm for an equipment tour of his tractors, harvest combines, implements and his rice mill.
Tom farms 1,300 acres of medium grain rice in Willows, California. Aside from an equipment tour we’re also going to see Tom’s onsite rice dryer and storage facility. He’s loading his trucks and trailers with rice that is to be delivered to a California mill.
You may recognize Tom for my How Organic Rice is Farmed in California episode of Rice Farming TV!
Tom also has his own artisanal Chico Rice mill that he dedicates to milling his own small 60 acre organic rice field. We’ll tour through the mill a bit and see it in action. Tom markets his freshly milled organic rice locally as Chico Rice.
Tractors that you’ll see in this episode or Rice Farming TV are:
• Case IH 9120 Harvest Combine
• Case IH 420 Quadtrac Tractor
• Case IH 340 Magnum Tractor
…and much, much more!
Please let me know if you enjoyed this equipment tour with my good friend and fellow rice farmer…Tom! Comment down below if you’d like to try his organic Chico Rice (formally known as SacValley Rice).