An innovative farmer produces a short-grain rice without the paddy fields.
Oct. 31, 2013 Organic farmer Heinz Thomet, owner of Next Step Produce, cobbled together a method of producing rice without flooded fields, a practice central to the system of rice intensification. "There is such a movement with local farming for fruits and vegetables, meats and protein, beer and wine. Why not grains?" he asks. Logan Mock-Bunting/For The Washington Post Buy Photo