Agriculture

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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4-H and FFA members sold their animals on Oct. 6 during the Junior Livestock Auction at the San Benito County Fair. Photo by Blaire Strohn.

Livestock auction teaches youth

4-H and FFA members learn the value of hard work and letting go.

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Wine tasting at Bolado Park Oct.5

The local wine scene is changing in San Benito. Some of the new companies in the area will be showing off some of their wines.

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Giant Pumpkin Contest and Harvest Party starts at 6 p.m. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Oh, My Gourd!

First annual pumpkin contest comes to San Benito County Fair.

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Sisters Susan Calleri and Janice Alosi have been teaming up as Co-Department Chairs of the Adult and Junior Preserves, Homemade Beer and Wine, and Adults Crafts categories of the fair for the last 12 years. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Local sisters team up to chair the preserves section of San Benito County Fair

Susan Calleri and Janice Alosi explain the ins and outs of the preserves category.

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Makiley Loveless competes in the barrel racing at the junior rodeo. Loveless won the 9-13 girls all around and barrel racing. Photo by Blaire Strohn.

Junior Rodeo kicks off Fair Week

Trophies given in three age groups.

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Jonathan and Anthony Daigle started the Challenger livestock showmanship. Photo courtesy of Lindsay Daigle.

San Benito teens start Challenger livestock showmanship

First county fair event of its kind for kids with disabilities.

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