Agriculture

San Benito Cattlewomen successfully handed out 600 bags at the Hollister Farmer’s Market. Photo provided.

San Benito Cattlewomen Beef Bag Giveaway A Success

San Benito Cattlewomen had a successful reusable bag giveaway with over 1,500 bags distributed to the residents of San Benito County.

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Manuel Silva rides in the lead. Photo courtesy San Benito County Historical Society.

Saddle Horse Association Museum set to reopen

The grand reopening of the newly expanded museum is Friday, June 22 and coincides with the first day of the 2018 Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo.

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Eden Rift is one of the local wineries participating in the tasting event. File Photo.

Wine and Beer Tasting at Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo this Friday June 22

The Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo will hold their no-host wine and beer tasting event at Bolado Park before the rodeo starts.

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Kelly Mulville stands near sheep at Paicines Ranch in Paicines on June 14. Herbicide sprayed on weeds along Cienega Road in April by a San Benito County Public Works crew drifted onto the organic ranch. An investigation is underway. Photo by Tom Leyde.

Herbicide drift causes headache for organic farm

The Agricultural Commissioner's Office and California Certified Organic Farmers are investigating the incident.

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Cowboys and cowgirls herded longhorn cattle during the Downtown Parade on Saturday morning. Photo's courtesy of Blaire Strohn.

A San Benito County Tradition Returns to Rodeo Parade

Downtown Hollister was full of excitement and livestock Saturday morning as locals gathered to celebrate the return of the Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo Parade.

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Longhorn cattle like these will be part of the parade celebrating San Benito County's history and ranching's  pastoral way of life Saturday, June 16.

Saddle Horse Show and Parade Saturday, June 16

The main street of downtown Hollister will be full of life and animals Saturday celebrating the return of the Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo Parade

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Supervisors supported Measure C to test voters' mood for cannabis before moving forward on growing ordinance. Photos by John Chadwell.

Residents plead for county to expedite cannabis growing ordinance

Residents turned out at a recent San Benito County Board of Supervisors meeting to encourage them to move forward on a cannabis growing ordinance as quickly as possible after the passage of Measure C.

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Tristan Schmidt, Beth Hitchcock, Trista Reid, and Michael Curto qualified for the NJHFR in Huron, South Dakota. Photo by Jaime Reid.

Local Rodeo Athletes Qualify for National Finals

Four local junior high teens will represent San Benito County during the National Junior High Finals Rodeo in Huron, South Dakota.

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Two young women competed for the title of Miss San Benito Rodeo at Bolado Park on Saturday, June 9. Kelsee French, center, was the winner. Photo courtesy Lisa Tobias.

French crowned Miss San Benito Rodeo 2018

Kelsee French will represent the San Benito County Horse Show and Rodeo Association.

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Miss San Benito Rodeo 2017 Corissa King hands her reins this Saturday to the 2018 winner. Photo provided.

Miss San Benito Rodeo to be Crowned on Saturday

Two contestants will compete to become Miss San Benito Rodeo 2018 on June 9.

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Miss San Benito Rodeo 2017, Corissa King at the 2017 San Benito County Saddle Horse Show & Rodeo. Photo courtesy Corissa King.

Thank You from Miss San Benito Rodeo 2017

Miss San Benito Rodeo 2017 Corissa King takes the opportunity to say thank you before passing down her crown this Saturday, June 9.

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Big Paw Olive Oil Company which is a family run business relocated to Hollister two years ago. Featured in photo are co-owner Susan Saba and daughter Justine. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Big Paw Olive Oil Company Starts Roadside Stand Tastings

Wanting to give customers the opportunity to taste featured olive oils while taking in views of San Benito County, the Big Paw Olive Oil Company will host a roadside stand the first Saturday every month through October.

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Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to move forward with outside consultant to come up with fees. Photos by John Chadwell.

Supervisors approve move to impose fees on CSAs

After years of mismanaging community service areas, and the fact there is no full-time employee to coordinate them, the county is hiring a consultant to devise fees and tax assessments.

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COLUMN: Water Irrigation System Inspections

As the temperatures start heating up in summer, your water use will go up as well.

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Photo courtesy Amgen website.

Bitterwater students hope for Amgen Tour return next year

The Amgen Cycling Tour went through the southern end of San Benito County May 15. Bitterwater-Tully, a K-8 grade school, provided this report.

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Silva Ranch protected by the San Benito Agricultural Land Trust conservation easement. Photo courtesy SBALT website.

Protecting San Benito County Agricultural Lands for 25 years

The San Benito Agricultural Land Trust is devoted to farmers and ranchers in order to protect the agricultural heritage of San Benito County.

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Business Council to partner with CMTC for Regional Manufacturers Roundtable

June 7 complimentary lunch event is designed to hear from manufacturers and connect them to resources for profitable growth. The event is offered at no cost to manufacturers and will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at San Juan Oaks.

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Eden Rift is in its own little valley in the Cienega Valley AVA. Photo by Leslie David.

Eden Rift debut wines getting accolades

Local winery is getting good reviews on its first releases.

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Chuck Morris, owner of Rockin M Rodeo. Photo courtesy Chuck Morris.

Rough stock contractors strive for the eight-second ride

Elliot French, Slash Cross Bucking Horses LLC and Chuck Morris, Rockin M Rodeo to supply top-quality bucking horses at the 2018 San Benito County Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo.

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Improve Your Livestock Business Through Technology

Ranchers would rather be outside than sit in front of a computer. But computers and mobile devices are powerful tools that can help take the livestock business to the next level. Learn how to take advantage of these tools in a relaxed setting.

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