Articles Tagged With ‘Agriculture’




San Luis Obispo farm subsidy leaders

The Republican-dominated House voted against cutting farm subsidies for the wealthy while agreeing to slash domestic and international food aid on Thursday. The bill to cut Agriculture Department and Food and Drug Administration spending by 13 percent for the budget year... (Continue reading)

Wine, teeth and truffles

By JOHN SALISBURY Truffles anyone? How about wine and what it does to your teeth and throat?  Here is the lowdown on both starting with teeth. Both white and red wines fight germs that can cause sore throats and dental... (Continue reading)

Turkeys massacred at Nipomo school

Nipomo High School students and faculty returned to school Thursday to find its agricultural program had been targeted and 19 of its turkeys had been slaughtered overnight. The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Ag Task Force and school resource deputies are... (Continue reading)

Why did California approve a toxic pesticide?

This week, the state Assembly began hearings on why California regulators approved a cancer-causing pesticide for use in strawberry fields and other crops last December. [San Francisco Chronicle] The hearings come as environmentalists and farm workers have filed lawsuits against... (Continue reading)

Wine exports rebound

California’s wine business is booming again setting a new record in 2010, following a gloomy 2009. U.S. wine exports shot up 25.6 percent in 2010 to a record $1.14 billion in winery revenues, according to the San Francisco-based Wine Institute. Volume... (Continue reading)

Downtown Association concedes to farmers

The Downtown Association agreed Thursday to allow the Farmers’ Market Association to manage the produce portion of the weekly Farmers Market in San Luis Obispo. The Downtown Association unexpectedly seized control last January after more than 26 years of leadership... (Continue reading)

Downtown Association and SLOFMA get one last chance

In what one local farmer called “an 11th hour intervention,” the Downtown Association and the San Luis Obispo Farmers’ Market Association (SLOFMA) will make one last effort to mediate their differences before possible intervention by the City Council. “I think... (Continue reading)

Thursday night Farmers’ Market talks fail; city council called back in

A special San Luis Obispo City Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday at 4 p.m. to determine why on-going negotiations between the San Luis Obispo County Farmers’ Market Association (SLOFMA) and the Downtown Association have apparently failed. The meeting, open... (Continue reading)

California marijuana prices plummet

Northern California pot growers are facing a new and serious challenge: Falling prices. [California Watch] With a more tolerant legal environment and a rush of new growers, wholesale prices for marijuana cultivated in outdoor pot gardens have plummeted this year... (Continue reading)

Our Farmers Market food fight

BY MAGGIE URIAS The drama that unfolded recently concerning the city of SLO Downtown Association and the SLO County Farmers Market Association (FMA) is not what it appears. As a former market manager within the county, I was perplexed by... (Continue reading)