Agriculture

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COLUMN: Water Irrigation System Inspections

As the temperatures start heating up in summer, your water use will go up as well.

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Bitterwater students hope for Amgen Tour return next year

The Amgen Cycling Tour went through the southern end of San Benito County May 15. Bitterwater-Tully, a K-8 grade school, provided this report.

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Silva Ranch protected by the San Benito Agricultural Land Trust conservation easement. Photo courtesy SBALT website.

Protecting San Benito County Agricultural Lands for 25 years

The San Benito Agricultural Land Trust is devoted to farmers and ranchers in order to protect the agricultural heritage of San Benito County.

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Business Council to partner with CMTC for Regional Manufacturers Roundtable

June 7 complimentary lunch event is designed to hear from manufacturers and connect them to resources for profitable growth. The event is offered at no cost to manufacturers and will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at San Juan Oaks.

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Eden Rift is in its own little valley in the Cienega Valley AVA. Photo by Leslie David.

Eden Rift debut wines getting accolades

Local winery is getting good reviews on its first releases.

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Chuck Morris, owner of Rockin M Rodeo. Photo courtesy Chuck Morris.

Rough stock contractors strive for the eight-second ride

Elliot French, Slash Cross Bucking Horses LLC and Chuck Morris, Rockin M Rodeo to supply top-quality bucking horses at the 2018 San Benito County Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo.

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Improve Your Livestock Business Through Technology

Ranchers would rather be outside than sit in front of a computer. But computers and mobile devices are powerful tools that can help take the livestock business to the next level. Learn how to take advantage of these tools in a relaxed setting.

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Attendees head toward the next lecture location on soil health .Photo by Bob Rowlands.

Gabilan Ranch: A field trip for grown-ups

Ranch tours are becoming a popular way to learn and share ideas among local governmental agencies, environmental groups and landowners.

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Barn on Nyland Ranch with San Juan Bautista and Highway 156 in the background. Photo by Karminder Brown.

Local Land Trust secures opportunity to preserve Nyland Ranch

With the help of a larger land trust, San Benito Agricultural Land Trust has a chance to purchase Nyland Ranch near San Juan Bautista.

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Nielsen competing on her horse, Polly, at the Spurr Ranch barrel race in Shandon. Photo courtesy Brittany Nielsen's Facebook page.

Nielsen and Kutz to announce Saddle Horse Show Downtown Parade

KSBW 8 News Anchor Brittany Nielsen and rodeo announcer Eddie Kutz will announce the San Benito County Saddle Horse Show Downtown Parade on Saturday June 16, kicking off the 85th Anniversary of the horse show and rodeo.

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Local rodeo athletes to compete at rodeo state finals

San Benito County will once again be well represented during the California Junior High School Rodeo Association’s State Finals and the California High School Rodeo Association’s State Finals rodeo.

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Students made that? Hollister FFA hosts Agricultural Mechanics Auction

Hollister FFA will host an agricultural mechanics auction of student-made goods on Saturday, April 28 at Bolado Park.

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San Benito County Cattlewomen hold annual Mooooooovie Night

The San Benito County CattleWomen’s Association held their 2nd Annual Moooooovie Night on March 28, 2018 at Premiere Cinemas in Hollister.

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Robin Pollard clears weeds to the compost bin to give flowers more room to grow

Vista Park Hill Community Garden Open to New Members

Started in 1999, Vista Park Hill Community Garden is a free opportunity for members of the community to grow their own plants while taking in aerial views of San Benito County

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San Juan Bautista City Hall

San Juan Bautista City Council holds first reading of cannabis ordinance

City council members held a public hearing on a proposed cannabis ordinance. The implementation of the ordinance is contingent upon a citywide tax gaining voter approval in November.

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Bar SZ Ranch builds experiences with youth and family camps

The Bar SZ Ranch will continue its Junior Wrangler and Junior Wrangler Internship camps, while extending camp opportunities to families who are interested in learning about ranch life together

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San Juan Bautista City Hall on a rainy day in March 2018. Photo by Nicholas Preciado

San Juan Bautista City Council considers cannabis tax

The San Juan Bautista City Council is considering placing a cannabis tax measure before voters in November. Council members will review a draft cannabis ordinance on April 4 at 2 p.m.

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Annual Pedro Party participants playing cards at Tres Pinos Hall. Photo courtesy Cheri Holiday.

San Benito County Cattlewomen hold annual Pedro Party

San Benito County CattleWomen hosted their annual February Pedro Party at the Tres Pinos Church Hall.

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Purple Cross RX is located at 1980 Bolsa Road in Hollister. Photo by Leslie David

Purple Cross Rx faces fraud lawsuit

Purple Cross Rx owner McPhail denies allegations

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A group of kids dwell over a baby lamb from the Paicines Ranch. Photo courtesy Blaire Strohn.

Kids get the farm day experience

Bolado Park host annual San Benito County Farm Day to teach third graders about agriculture.

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