Agriculture

Pre-Fair Horse Show and Junior Rodeo this weekend

Horse Events and some livestock judging starts this weekend, Fair kicks off next week

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Medical Cannabis Delivery Services

OPINION: Medical cannabis deliveries in Hollister: Who will speak for the mobility impaired?

With permitted, taxed and regulated brick-and-mortar medical cannabis dispensaries coming to Hollister, what will the city do to accommodate 'mobility impaired' patients who need delivery services to obtain medicine.

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San Benito County Historical Park

New Location for the San Benito Olive Festival

The 4th Annual San Benito Olive Festival is now at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos

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Wine tasting at the San Benito Olive Festival

A Fall Celebration of Local Harvest and Culinary Delights

The San Benito Olive Festival welcomes all families and foodies to its 4th annual gourmet celebration on October 14, 2017 at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos.

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Chicken in San Benito County tests positive for West Nile Virus

For the first time since 2013, a chicken has tested positive for West Nile Virus

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LETTUCE CELEBRATE! San Benito County Fair September 28th - October 1st at the Bolado Park Event Center

Lettuce Celebrate! San Benito County Fair is in bloom

Entries close Friday, Sept. 8; Chamber Mixer & Pick Up Party Sept. 13; Kick Off Dinner Sept. 23; Horse Show events Sept. 22-24; Fair runs Sept. 28-Oct. 1

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Local agricultural crops were worth $367 million in 2016

San Benito is an "excellent place" for producers, but the 2016 Crop Report also points out the problems caused by lower rainfall and disease

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Bay Delta

A fix for California's water situation?

Department of Water Resources certifies environmental documents, approves California WaterFix

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Panetta announces Hollister town hall meeting

Congressman invites the public to a community meeting on Aug. 22

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San Juan City Council moves forward with marijuana ban

The ordinance will go to the planning commission for environmental review and a public hearing

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Congressmen hold ag roundtable discussion in Salinas

Reps. Jimmy Panetta, Collin Peterson and Jim Costa of the House Agriculture Committee hold session in Salinas to hear concerns from the ag industry to incorporate into the 2018 Farm Bill

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Ag discussion turns to comments on Trump's leadership dealing with North Korea

Democrats come to Salinas to talk about farming, but the conversation heated up when it turned to North Korea and President Trump's leadership abilities

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Local ranchers encouraged to attend beef cow workshop

San Benito County ranchers are invited to attend a beef producer workshop in King City or Arroyo Grande, hosted by UC Cooperative Extension, University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension, and Monterey Cattlemen's and Cattlewomen's Associations

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Many skeptical of Formula One Racetrack in San Juan

Residents voiced their concerns to city planning commission about noise, water, sewage, traffic, and land use at proposed venue, but some said the city should keep an open mind to the project

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Jane and Mike Hulme, with one of their friendly Guernsey goats. Photos provided by the Hulmes.

Evergreen Acres Farms makes sweet milk from goats

Mike and Jane Hulme work to bring healthy, Grade A-certified products to their local clientele

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It's an Olive Date -- Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Brigantino Park in Hollister

San Benito Olive Festival returns in October

Early date discounted tickets are available until Aug. 31 for the Brigantino Park event

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Eating with the Seasons brings local, organic food to customers

Local produce is easier to get than ever before with community-supported agriculture and Eating with the Seasons

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Panetta supports Agriculture Worker Program Act

Local Congressman has joined other Democrats in support of the Blue Card bill and is trying to get Republicans onboard for a bipartisan approach to protecting farm workers

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Project seeks to provide workforce training for San Benito's agriculture

Changes in technology, operational process, and increasing regulation has created a lack of skilled workers needed to serve the industry.

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The status of the drought and atmoshperic rivers

How atmospheric rivers ended the drought in California and how we need to manage our water supply

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