Articles Tagged With ‘Agriculture’




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California to label Monsanto’s Roundup as cause of cancer

The state of California is intensifying its battle with agrochemical giant Monsanto. On Monday, the state Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup, will be... (Continue reading)

SLO County shutting down popular Paso Robles roadside stand

San Luis Obispo County officials delivered an eviction order to a popular roadside produce stand in Paso Robles, angering customers and prompting a petition drive. The family-operated stand has been selling produce, including locally grown... (Continue reading)

Maldonado meets with Trump over ag secretary job

President-elect Donald Trump is considering appointing Santa Maria farmer and former California lieutenant governor Abel Maldonado as the United States secretary of agriculture. Trump met with Maldonado on Wednesday at the president-elect’s Mar-A-Lago estate in... (Continue reading)

Hundreds of marijuana growers register with SLO County

More than 400 marijuana growers, the majority of whom are based in eastern San Luis Obispo County, have met a deadline to register their grows with county officials. The recent passage of marijuana legalization initiative... (Continue reading)

Nipomo nursery growing 52,000 marijuana plants

By KAREN VELIE Almost a dozen deputies served a search warrant at the Clearwater Nursery in Nipomo last month and discovered approximately 52,000 marijuana plants worth about $104 million at $2,000 a plant. Nevertheless, nursery... (Continue reading)

SLO County Supervisors reject Laetitia Winery development

Citing concerns about water use, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors rejected a proposed housing development at Laetitia Vineyard and Winery. Laetitia winery is located on a 1,910-acre property between Arroyo Grande and... (Continue reading)

SLO County adopts pot farm ban, but lets current growers stay

Seven weeks in advance of a statewide vote on legalization of marijuana, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors narrowly passed a moratorium on new cannabis grows in the county. However, the urgency ordinance... (Continue reading)

Cow fart bill passes California Legislature

California legislators have approved a bill targeting cow flatulence and manure, which lawmakers blame for releasing greenhouse gases. The legislation aims to reduce methane emissions related to manure to 40 percent below 2013 levels by... (Continue reading)

Mexican nationals tied to pot grow on Cuesta Grade

They divert water from our creeks, they are often armed and they apply toxic chemicals to their marijuana crops endangering the environment and the public. Illegal marijuana growers utilizing dangerous chemicals and violating environmental regulations... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors extend oak tree, reservoir ordinances

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to extend a temporary regulation that prohibits the removal of oak trees without a permit. In a separate unanimous vote, the supervisors extended an... (Continue reading)



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