San Benito County Local News: Agriculture, Food & Gardening


All Local Agriculture, Food & Gardening News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

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01/10/2024
California farmers face challenges posed by multiple types of fruit flies. Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed spending just over $22 million to combat the spread of these flies.

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01/10/2024
Like the redwoods that survived the devastating CZU fire of 2020, the McHenry family is resilient. That fateful August conflagration ruined a promising crop at Beauregard Vineyards.

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01/09/2024
It’s nice to have a little something to look forward to. Or in this case, a dozen somethings, starting with three special cases.

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01/07/2024
Lisa Knutson never envisioned herself running a ranch—until 15 years ago, when the San Juan Bautista native purchased another “slimy, yellow, Costco chicken.”

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01/04/2024
An outbreak of the avian flu that began in California in October has killed 5.5 million birds throughout the Golden State. About 20% of the deaths have come in Sonoma County.

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01/03/2024
Bright blue waves have been spotted in Long Beach, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and Seal Beach. The bioluminescence is caused by organisms known as dinoflagellates and can impact fish populations.

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01/02/2024
Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing has been acquired by Adair Paterno of Sante Adairius Rustic Ales and Brad Clark of Private Press Brewing, which focuses on malt-forward and barrel-aged craft beer.

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01/01/2024
The pandemic threw a wrench in Katherine Stern’s plans, but on Dec. 29, the chef’s long-awaited first restaurant opened on Soquel Avenue, two doors down from the Rio Theater.

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12/28/2023
Image for display with article titled DeRose Winery Is Steeped in History

The location we now call DeRose Vineyards is the oldest continuously producing vineyard in California. Originally founded in 1851 by Theophile Vache, the winery started selling his wines in 1854.

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12/22/2023
The Chico-based brewer has taken a more traditional approach to creating its non-alcoholic beer.

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12/21/2023
Bring on the cute Nepalese dumplings and deli sandwiches the size of a suitcase. Give me all the caviar in Carmel and hotdogs at the dump.

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12/19/2023
Farmland is being rezoned for industrial use, and massive warehouses are being built on spec near communities like Buttonwillow and Shafter, so goods coming through the Southern California ports can be shipped quickly throughout the western United States.

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12/19/2023
As another year zips by, Edible Monterey Bay has your back, offering a tasty way to mark its passing. Sample the Best New Openings of the Year, from Salinas to the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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12/19/2023
The California Strategic Growth Council approved over $116 million in Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program grants to permanently protect 50,500 acres of croplands and rangelands, as well as lands utilized by Indigenous tribes for the cultivation of traditional resources.

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12/17/2023
Salmon populations in the Scott and Shasta rivers have crashed, so state officials are about to restrict irrigation again. And the controversial rules may even become permanent.

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12/12/2023
Image for display with article titled Family Secures 140-year Legacy by Conserving Silacci Ranch

The 9,400-acre Silacci Ranch, which stretches from the Salinas Valley floor to the peaks of the Gabilan Range, will be protected forever from suburban sprawl following an agreement between the property owner and a California land trust.

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12/12/2023
Three restaurants in San Francisco, three in Los Angeles and one in San Diego have been added to the Michelin Guide. Two of the SF eateries also made Esquire’s list for best new American restaurants in 2023.

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12/12/2023
Jeju Kitchen has debuted quietly on the lower level of Carmel Plaza, where Carmel Burger Bar used to be.

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12/11/2023
Sea Harvest, the family-owned fishing outfit with boats on the water and a constellation of market-restaurants on shore, has a new market that just opened in Moss Landing.

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12/08/2023
The California Department of Water Resources released an environmental impact report for a tunnel that the state would like to build through the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. The report identifies potential impacts to farmland, tribal remains and endangered species of fish.
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