Articles Tagged With ‘Agriculture’




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)

Pismo Beach proposes medical marijuana restrictions

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

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

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)