Rue & Forsman Ranch, Inc.
Rue & Forsman Ranch, Inc. was formed in 1946 by Frank Rue and John Forsman. They
began raising beef cattle in the 1940's after graduating from UC Davis and Stanford
respectively. Soon after forming the partnership, they bought a ranch approximately
10 miles south of Marysville, CA. Frank Rue raised his family on the ranch.
His son, Michael Rue, came back to the ranching business after finishing his degrees
at UC Davis. Michael decided that the clay soils on the ranch would be suitable for
rice production and he began farming rice on the ranch in 1974. In order to diversify
our farming operation, we began farming rice organically in 1997. Today, we have 477
acres certified organic by the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF)
certification agency. Although Frank and John are no longer with us, their legacy
lives on with the Rue & Forsman Ranch, Inc., which is owned and operated by our family.
In 2006, Michael Rue's step-son, Michael Bosworth, finished his Master's in
Agricultural Economics at UC Davis in addition to starting to market and distribute
our organic rice in the greater Sacramento area.
We are committed to building long-term relationships with our customers and providing
them with a great product and unparalleled customer service. We strive to be good
stewards of the land so that future generations can have the opportunity to live the
rewarding life that our family treasures.