Articles Tagged With ‘Agriculture’




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Fact check: Did SLO County ban investments in marijuana farms?

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors did not vote Tuesday to “tweak the county’s marijuana ordinance,” to disallow selling application rights, despite claims by the Tribune and a marijuana consultant. While it takes at least four votes to... (Continue reading)

California Valley shooting victims identified

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office has identified a father and son who lived at a previously large marijuana grow site as the victims of a deadly shooting at a California Valley home on Monday. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly... (Continue reading)

Two men murdered at California Valley marijuana grow site

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies are investigating the shooting deaths of two men whose bodies were found at a marijuana grow site in the California on Monday.  Deputies also discovered a gun near the bodies. [Cal Coast Times] Edward... (Continue reading)

California growers trying to replace diminishing farm workers with robots

Faced with a shrinking population of immigrant farm workers, California growers are racing to adopt technological innovations that will mechanically pick crops. [LA Times] Over much of the past decade, Mexican immigrants have been returning to Mexico at a faster... (Continue reading)

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 added next month to the... (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 strawberries, at the corner of... (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 West Palm Beach, Florida. Another... (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 Prop. 64 grants individuals the... (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 staff provided the deputies with... (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 Nipomo. The vineyard is zoned... (Continue reading)



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