Articles Tagged With ‘Agriculture’




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First threats, then fire burns migrant housing in Nipomo

Following several reported threats, an arsonist likely set a fire Wednesday night that burned a home under construction in Nipomo. The home was one of seven houses being built to shelter 112 or more foreign nationals who would come from... (Continue reading)

Nipomo neighbors in uproar over migrant housing

By KAREN VELIE A large strawberry grower in South County is seeking to move 112 or more foreign nationals into seven homes on Mad Place in Nipomo. A plan some neighbors are rallying against. Under the federal H-2A program, employers... (Continue reading)

Who win$ if state controls Paso Robles water basin?

Editor’s Note: This is first in a two-part series examining economic rewards tied to North County water. Cindy Steinbeck’s letter is at the bottom of this article. By DANIEL BLACKBURN A quiet but frenetic land rush in the North County... (Continue reading)

Cambria widow sues Monsanto over husband’s death

A Cambria woman is suing agrochemical giant Monsanto, alleging a herbicide the company produces killed her husband. [KSBY] Late last year, Cambria farmer Jack McCall died of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer. McCall reportedly used the... (Continue reading)

Moving forward with water solutions for the Paso Robles basin

Opinion by supervisors Debbie Arnold and Lynn Compton Tonight the San Luis Obispo County Clerk Recorder’s Office has reported preliminary results regarding the formation of a special water district, also known as the AB 2453 Water District, for the Paso... (Continue reading)

Proposed Paso Robles water district trampled by voters

Correction: The number of Measure B-16 votes for the formation of the district was 753 and the votes against the district 2,643. In a crushing loss to large North County agribusiness interests, 77.83 percent of landowners above the Paso Robles... (Continue reading)

Atascadero to reverse its marijuana cultivation ban

The Atascadero City Council is planning on repealing the medical marijuana cultivation ban it adopted just last month. Atascadero is set to become the first city in San Luis Obispo County to reverse course on hurried marijuana regulations. Faced with... (Continue reading)

Report: Water district plan endangers basin’s future

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

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

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)



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