Rue & Forsman Ranch Rice
Located in Wheatland, CA. Rue and Forsman Ranch was founded in 1946 by Frank Rue and John Forsman. After graduating from UC Davis and Stanford, they bought a ranch just 10 miles south of Marysville, CA. Michael Rue, Frank’s son who was raised on the ranch, returned to the family business after finishing college. It was then that he decided the clay soils on the ranch would be suitable for rice production and began farming rice in 1974.
More recently, Michael’s stepson, Michael Bosworth, has helped make Rue and Forsman one of the most innovated and sustainability-minded rice producers in the state. All of their rice varieties are source identified and fully traceable back to the fields where they were grown. With precision farming technology, they are able to reduce usage of resources while still increasing yield. In order to produce the highest quality rice possible, each step is carefully controlled from the day the rice is planted until it is milled and delivered to customers.