Agriculture

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Landowners aim to fight fire with fire

Meeting looks at prescribed burning on county rangelands.

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Gavilan STEM student studies threats to Monarch Butterfly

From 1994 to 2018, the monarch butterfly population has declined by more than 80 percent. Gavilan College students research the causes alongside San Jose State University professors.

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2017 Farmers' Market in downtown Hollister. File photo by Lisa Robinson-Ward.

Downtown merchants want changes to Farmers’ Market

Restaurant and bar owners say they see no benefit from weekly event.

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FFA member Sara Brewen sells her grand champion steer at the 2018 San Benito County Fair. Photo courtesy of San Benito County Fair.

Hollister marks National FFA Week a little early

SBHS members give presentations on career skills.

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County project manager Richard Felsing described the Tanimura & Antle project during the Feb. 20 board meeting. Photo by John Chadwell.

Planning Commission approves 96-acre vegetable transplant nursery off Highway 156

Tanimura & Antle’s mechanized operation could bring jobs and attract new tech businesses.

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San Benito County forms committee for hemp cultivation ordinance

Ag Commissioner says local farmers are interested and have inquired about purchasing property.

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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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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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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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