Agriculture

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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Improved water quality coming soon to West/Central Hollister

New treatment plant improves drinking water, helps preserve groundwater basin, protects against drought, and aids in meeting state water discharge requirements 

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ConEdison calls county's solar project reaction 'vitriolic, 'unfair'

After Board of Supervisors threatens to stop solar project and file a lawsuit, developer acknowledges tax allocation "difficulties," but says project will continue

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Shoppers browse the selection at the Community FoodBank of San Benito. Pictures by Jessica Caimi.

Food bank construction to finish at the end of July

The $2.25 million construction project will give the Community FoodBank an entirely revamped space

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Cannery workers reach contract agreement, end strike

After eight-day walkout, union gets the $1-per-hour raise it sought, plus increases over the next two years

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OPINION: What the Fourth of July means to those of us not included

How does a society grapple with certain undeniable historical truths?

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Pillsbury finds his Eden at former Pietra Santa

Mystery man behind Eden Rift winery shares his vision

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County Historical Society embarks on preservation campaign

The Historical Village and Wapple Museum require periodic maintenance to keep them accessible to the public. The board has set a goal of raising $30,000 to preserve these artifacts and buildings

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Federal disaster loan deadline extended for flood victims

Deadline moved back to December for small businesses, nonprofits impacted by the winter storms

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Raising animals is fun, and teaches children responsibility and accountability.

Raising sheep and goats for fun and profit

A Sheep and Goat Workshop was offered in the San Benito High School ag barn June 13 for 4-H members, FFA students and local sheep and goat producers

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Barth rescues a downed red-tailed hawk near Sun Coast Bakery.

Barth is a rescuer of wild animals

Hollister resident Deanna Barth is there to help animals in need through Wildlife Emergency Services

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Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo entertains again

A full day of action Saturday will be followed by the third and final day of the annual event at Bolado Park

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84th Saddle Horse Show & Rodeo opens with patriotic flair and charging horses

Three-day event at Bolado Park brings the community together to celebrate cowboy traditions

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OPINION: Do you consider yourself a technological optimist? I don’t, and here is why

Technology by itself is not, and will not, be enough to move our California’s agriculture to the next level in terms of productivity and environmental sustainability. Engaging and educating youth needs to go hand-in-hand with technological improvements

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And the winner is....the black hat is still most popular.

The Hat Says It All

It's horse show weekend and BenitoLink looks into the subtleties of the cowboy hat

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Saddle Horse Show Parade in the works for 2018

Dropped in 2017, the parade is set to return next year, organized by production company

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Painting of a cowboy laying out the Figure 8, by Tom Medeiros, a past Bolado Park Manager and Saddle Horse Show Manager.

Figure-8 Roping is unique to San Benito County

Rodeo aficionados love the Figure-8 because it's challenging and authentic

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(left to right) Devii Rao, Dr. K. Satyanarayan and Dr. Jagadeeswary at the Veterinary University in Bengaluru with beautiful scenes of agricultural life depicted above us on the wall. Photo credit: Daniel George.

Small farmers make big contributions: Dairy production in India

Devii Rao, University of California Cooperative Extension Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor for Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey counties, recounts a recent trip to India

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Lorene Ryan and Violencia and Alejandro at the Flower Farm Tour

Aromas Home and School Club greets folks on Flower and Farm Tour

The Four Winds Growers Nursery participates in the annual Flower Farm Tour with Aromas Home and School Club

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"Garth Guy" performs Saturday night in Hollister

Rodeo queen will be introduced at Guerra Vineyard concert in Hollister

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