Articles Tagged With ‘Agriculture’




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Proposed oak tree ordinance moving forward

Deforestation by Justin Vineyards

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisor agreed Tuesday to place the discussion of an oak tree ordinance and new rules for reservoirs on an upcoming agenda. Two decades ago, local farmers argued against implementing an oak tree ordinance... (Continue reading)

Military units find large marijuana grow

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Camp San Luis Obispo military units discovered a field of 7,406 marijuana plants while performing training exercises near the border of their property and the Los Padres National Forest on Wednesday. Military personnel then contacted the San Luis Obispo County... (Continue reading)

Restaurants boycott Justin Vineyard wines

Big Sky Cafe

The owner of Big Sky Cafe in San Luis Obispo has stopped serving Justin Vineyard wines after learning that the company had clear-cut oak woodlands. Since Stewart and Lynda Resnick bought Justin Vineyards in 2010, they have cut down thousands... (Continue reading)

Resnicks’ deforestation ignites battle

Deforestation by Justin Vineyards

By KAREN VELIE In the rolling hills that surround northern San Luis Obispo County communities, some farmers have planted grapes among the oaks. Locally, there has been an emphasis on stewardship of the land and protecting the oaks. Almost 20... (Continue reading)

Justin Vineyards tree removal violates county code

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Justin Vineyards and Winery violated San Luis Obispo County grading code when it removed hundreds of oak trees from a rural Paso Robles property, a county code enforcement officer said Monday. The code enforcement officer spoke at a meeting of... (Continue reading)

SLO County orders Justin Vineyards to stop removing oak trees

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In preparation for planting grapes, workers removed hundreds of oak trees from a rural Paso Robles property managed by Justin Vineyards. After receiving numerous complaints from neighbors, county officials issued a stop-work order. [Tribune] The property, located at 750 Sleepy... (Continue reading)

Company plans to house up to 600 farm workers near Santa Maria

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Just weeks after an arsonist burned down a home being built to house farm workers in Nipomo, a Santa Maria company is proposing building 30 houses to accommodate up to 600 farm workers. Unlike the Nipomo project, plans call for... (Continue reading)

Arson confirmed in Nipomo farm worker housing fire

Nipomo Fire

An arsonist set the fire that destroyed a home being built to house farm workers in Nipomo, according to a press release from cal Fire. On April 6 shortly before midnight, Cal Fire received a report of a fire on... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly students again angered by plan to develop farmland

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For the second time in the span of a year, Cal Poly agriculture students are protesting a university plan to develop farmland. The new proposal targets land where cattle graze, and it has angered dairy science students. Last June, a... (Continue reading)

Strawberry production down, farmers take a hit

Strawberry farm

By John Lindt, publisher of Sierra 2 the Sea During the past year, acreage dedicated to strawberries in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties is down 25 percent. Acreage dropped from 8,305 in 2015 to 7,100 acres in the... (Continue reading)



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