Agriculture

Early pamphlet about San Benito County water.

The future of water in San Benito County

Water supply is a key factor in the the county's future. Community involvement will help ensure that San Benito County residents will continue to have a safe and sufficient water supply

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Legal Prop. 215 medical marijuana plants grown at Purple Cross RX.

OPINION: Sheriff/DA to lobby Supes to eradicate medical marijuana crops:Just Say No

Sheriff Thompson and DA Hooper will lobby county supervisors for resources to eradicate alleged illegal medical marijuana crops at next BOS public meeting, hoping for pot luck

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A New Era for Pietra Santa

Wine tasting hot-spot changes hands and re-calibrates to its historic roots

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Kids learn where food comes from during Farm Day

Bolado Park has hosted the event for 24 years to teach third-graders about agriculture

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Paicines Ranch Classes on Hollistic Management include time out in the field.

Land stewards learn at Paicines Ranch

The ranch hosts a course on holistic management practices

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STRAW Returns to Gonzales Ranch with Local Students

Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed (STRAW) continues restoration planting with local students on a working cattle ranch. Interested community members are invited to participate.

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Largest garlic grower-shipper in nation, Christopher Ranch, raises minimum wage

Company that ships more than 90 million pounds a year and grows acres of garlic in San Benito County, hikes its minimum wage to $13 with pledge to raise it to $15 in 2018

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Photo by Elaine Patarini

Locals meet to strengthen food economy

Advocates met at FarmHouse Cafe to talk about creating a local food hub

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Pinnacles Gateway Partners Meeting

Join the Pinnacles Gateway Partners at the Hollister City Council Chambers on Thursday, March 16th from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

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Local garden club awards grant to Anzar High School

"EduGrow Grant Program" designed to foster youth horticulture education

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Pig farm survives floods, some animals washed away

Jack Kimmich used his heavy trucks to help neighbors during floods as his pigs headed for higher ground.

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Local Food Economy Discussion

Join us for a discussion about how we can strengthen our local food economy and connect people of all ages to the bounty of San Benito's agriculture.

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A shelter from the storm

The Bolado Park Fairgrounds has taken in hundreds of animals displaced by recent flooding in the county

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Caesar Romero surrounded by Sweet Italian Red Onions. Tanimura & Antle photo

Romero promoted at Tanimura and Antle

He will direct onion operations at the company's Hollister packing facility

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San Juan 4-H Leadership spreads some love

Members plan to give back to the community, while promoting 4-H

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Goats showing food preferences.

Input sought on sheep and goat producer survey

UCCE will be hosting a goat/sheep workshop and would like input from producers about topics that are most important to them

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President issues major disaster declaration, county readies for next storm

County begins repairs while gearing up for next round of storms; federal funding expected to reimburse some costs

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CattleWomen to hold Annual Pedro Party Feb. 18

Entry fee for Tres Pinos event is $10 per person; prizes available for first through fourth place finishers

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City of Hollister to host open house & listening session for businesses

City officials will provide economic development updates, want to hear concerns, ideas frustrations and successes from businesses

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Mariá Ines Catalán at the La Fogata counter.

Floods damage organic farm, not the drive to succeed

After years of building her business, Maria Inez Catalán faces hurdles head-on as she pledges to bounce back from Lovers Lane flooding

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