Articles Tagged With ‘Agriculture’




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Report: Water district plan endangers basin’s future

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By DANIEL BLACKBURN A new, wide-reaching state law ostensibly intended to “sustain” water basins throughout California actually opens the door to privatization of the Paso Robles aquifer, according to a recently released report. Writing for the Golden Gate University Environmental... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria farms laying off 878 workers

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By John Lindt, publisher of Sierra2theSea Some strawberry fields are not forever. El Dorado Berry Farms, a family owned and operated farming company which has grown its own strawberries and raspberries in California for more than eight years, permanently closed... (Continue reading)

SLO County votes for limited marijuana cultivation

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The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of creating an ordinance that would allow for limited medical marijuana cultivation in the county. In order to maintain local control as the state increases its jurisdiction... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach proposes medical marijuana restrictions

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In an effort to maintain local control as the state increases its jurisdiction of medical marijuana operations, Pismo Beach staff recommends that the City Council continue to allow medical marijuana delivery services, while considering banning cultivation inside the city limits.... (Continue reading)

No rush for Paso Robles water district board slots

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By DANIEL BLACKBURN Days away from a Friday deadline, only six people have thus far indicated they will compete for nine open seats on a proposed Paso Robles-area water district board, a controversial proposed district which itself has yet to... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande plans to ban growing pot

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The Arroyo Grande City Council plans to ban cultivation of medical marijuana. [Tribune] On Tuesday, the council ordered staff to draft an ordinance banning residents from growing marijuana within city limits. Enforcement of the ordinance is expected to be complaint-driven.... (Continue reading)

Does Salud Carbajal support farmers, the economy?

Supervisor Peter Adam

Opinion by Santa Barbara County Supervisor Peter Adam Agriculture in Northern Santa Barbara County, or the Colonies as I refer to us, had a bad day at the Oct. 13 Board of Supervisors meeting. Along the usual 3-2 lines, I... (Continue reading)

Don’t sacrifice county farmers in water crisis

Debbie Peterson

OPINION By DEBBIE PETERSON San Luis Obispo County’s billion-dollar agricultural industry – which encompasses everything from strawberries to beef cattle – vies for first place with tourism as the top economic engine of our county. More importantly, it provides our... (Continue reading)

Farm workers file lawsuit against Abel Maldonado

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Several farm workers filed a class action lawsuit Wednesday that says former California Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado and his family failed to pay overtime wages, reimbursed for expenses and provided meal and rest periods to their employees. [Tribune] San Luis... (Continue reading)

Marijuana grow caused Deer Fire

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An illegal marijuana grow caused the Deer Fire that burned 150 acres southwest of Lake Nacimiento over the weekend, according to Cal Fire. The fire was 75 percent contained, as of Sunday morning, and firefighters were mopping up hot spots.... (Continue reading)



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