Agriculture

Previous event held at Paicines Ranch. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Paicines Ranch to host regenerative ag workshop

Presentations include cover cropping and integrating livestock into cropland.

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Uesugi Farms set to close

Still plans to operate autumn pumpkin park in San Martin.

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Hollister City Council decided to push agenda item about amending cannabis ordinance to May. Photos by John Chadwell.

Hollister City Council tables changes to cannabis ordinance

Mayor goes on the offensive as city staff explains how changes from medical to adult-use would benefit city and stop black market deliveries.

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Photo by John Chadwell.

Former SBC Farm Bureau president expects tough growing season for romaine

Crop Report: sales for this variety of lettuce were $25.6 million in 2017.

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Robbie Brown at the Gavilan College pond on the Gilroy campus. Photo provided by Gavilan College.

Robbie Brown creates sustainability solutions at Gavilan College

New Energy, Education and Facilities Fellow working on water management and conservation.

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Farmworkers in San Benito County. Photo by John Chadwell.

Panetta and others introduce legislation to provide earned pathway to citizenship to farmworkers

"This bill provides these men and women with a way to earn their citizenship by contributing to our agriculture and our communities," Panetta said.

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Previous Field Day event held at Paicines Ranch. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Regenerative agriculture event highlights new farming concepts

Paicines Ranch to host field day for EcoFarm Conference attendees.

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Federal Farm Bill legalizes industrial hemp farming

Cultivation in San Benito County could begin soon.

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Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File Photo.

Congressman Panetta on passage of 2018 Farm Bill

Legislation passed Dec. 12 regulates federal farm programs and nutrition assistance. It includes provisions that Congressman Panetta advocated for.

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Holidays in Hollister is located at 5280 Fairview Road. Photo by Becky Bonner.

B&R Farms hosts Holidays in Hollister shopping event

Lots of unique, locally made products gathered in one spot Dec. 8 and 15.

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All three large grocery outlets in Hollister now have romaine lettuce. Photos by John Chadwell.

Romaine lettuce back on grocery shelves

Look for product labels with harvest location and date.

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Cannabis. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Sheriff’s Office airs public safety concerns over cannabis industry

Supervisors want Measure C to pay costs of managing compliance.

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On raising her turkeys, Lisa Knutson stated, “The animals have to be happy. They cannot be stressed." Photo courtesy of Rob Fisher.

Local turkeys make for big Thanksgiving feasts

Pasture Chick Ranch has a waiting list of loyal customers.

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County management analyst Dulce Alonso was among three presenters to the San Benito County Planning Commission. Photo by Noe Magaña.

County cannabis ordinance goes to supervisors for approval

Residents voice concerns over odor and neighboring property value.

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Hollister FFA attending the 91st annual National FFA Convention. Photo courtesy of Hollister FFA.

Hollister FFA attends national convention

Annual expo of ag education features industry leaders.

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Madison Andrade of San Juan Bautista wins livestock judging award

Placed first in hogs, second in sheep and goats.

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Assemblywoman Anna Cabellero. File photo.

Bill led by Caballero extends migrant workers’ housing rights

Eliminates 50-mile radius and six-month stay rule.

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The Z-Best facility project is expected to increase truck traffic on Highway 25. (Photo by John Chadwell)

Public Meeting on Proposed Expansion at Z-Best Site to be Held in Gilroy

A public meeting about a new project at Z-Best has been scheduled in the evening at Gilroy Library October 30. Z-Best is a recycling facility on Highway 25, just west of the San Benito County line.

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Community invited to first workshop on Groundwater Sustainability Plan

Groundwater Sustainability Plan needed to be in compliance with state law.

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