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San Luis Obispo County Agriculture News

November 7, 2022


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As of today, San Luis Obispo County has received an average of 0.16 inches of rain, with some areas receiving up to 0.27 inches so far. The bulk of the storm event can be expected to take place on Tuesday. "Totals from this storm system could land around 1-2 inches for coast and valley areas, while the mountains and foothills could see the potential of 3 inches" according to a KSBY Weather article. Current rainfall totals at weather stations across the County can be found through the UC Cooperative Extension Weather Network.

Tomorrow is Election Day! Do you know where to vote in San Luis Obispo County? Get the details from the SLO County Clerk-Recorder here.

This Week In SLO County Agriculture

In This Week's Issue:

  • Community: Hugh Pitts Memorial Turkey Donation Underway
  • Election News: Virtual Election Recap with California Farm Bureau Political Affairs on November 18 
  • Local Government: SLO County Planning Commission Recommends Denial of Paso Basin Ordinance
  • State Government: US EPA to Designate PFAs as Hazardous Substance- Take Action
  • Federal Government: Federal Policy News- November 3, 2022
  • Business Member Spotlight: Vina Quest LLC
  • USDA: Nearly $800 Million in USDA Payment Assistance to Help Keep Farmers Farming 
  • Ag Economics: Drought Cost Farmers $1B, Thousands of Jobs in 2021
  • Featured Member Benefit: Budget Rentals
  • Environmental: PG&E Takes First Big Step to Keep Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant Running
  • Produce: Produce: SLO County Farm Bureau Board Member Tom Ikeda Featured in Ag Alert
  • Labor: CA Prohibits Employers from Retaliating Against Employees for Refusing to Work or Leaving Work During Emergency Conditions
  • Wildfire: Does Rain Mean Fire Season is Over? Experts Say, "No"
  • Livestock: He's an Outspoken Defender of Meat. Industry Funds His Research, Files Show.
  • Vineyard & Wine: Winegrape Growers Turn to Higher Trellises to Beat Heat
  • Water: Impacts of the Drought to California Agriculture

October 31 Most-Read

1.   Agriculture remains opposed to new Paso Robles basin ordinance

2. CA Farm Bureau Voting Guide 2022

3. Will California Really Implement A $22 Minimum Wage?

4. California gubernatorial candidates Newsom, Dahle clash in only debate before Election Day

5. Western Growers Selects Future Volunteer Leaders Class VII

6. Guest commentary: SGMA is Failing. Time to fix it

7.  First case of deadly bird flu reported in SLO County. Here’s how to stop it from spreading

8.  State of: The 2020 Census and New Congressional Districts

9.  Local winery wins ‘Top All-Around Winery’ at international competition

10.  California Poised to Overtake Germany as World’s No. 4 Economy

Executive Director Report

Here are a few things we worked on this week:

  • Participated in a SLO County Indigenous Mexican Enumeration and Demographics Study - Community Advisory Committee meeting;
  • Spoke to a Cuesta College agriculture class about local industry issues;
  • Spoke to the 5 Cities Men’s Club about SLO County Agriculture;
  • Board Member Steve Carter participated in the SLO County Water Resources Advisory Committee meeting;
  • Helped members register for the California Farm Bureau Annual Meeting December 4-6 (all members invited);
  • Gave our weekly agriculture update on 98.1 KJUG’s Tom & Becky Show (Thursday’s around 9:05am); and
  • Attended the 2022 Central Coast Economic Forecast event at the Alex Madonna Expo Center

Community: Hugh Pitts Memorial Turkey Donation Underway

Food System Coalition Virtual General Meeting Nov 15 - Register Here!

Join us Nov 15 from 9-10:30 am on Zoom to hear our panelists discuss their perspectives on food system profitability and the current state of affairs for farmers in our community...

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Agriculture Event Calendar - November 2022 | Cal Poly Center for Sustainability

1. Cal Poly Fuels Management Training Program: CalVTP Question & Answer webinar: 11/9

2. Poly Plant Shop Poinsettia Sale starts: 12/3

3. Cal Poly Student-made Cheese Gift Boxes and Holiday Wine Sets

See the full calendar by clicking the Read More button below.  

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Adelaida Farm Center Meeting- November 18

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Hugh Pitts Memorial Turkey Donation Underway

For many years around Thanksgiving, longtime Farm Bureau board member and community servant, Hugh Pitts, donated a pallet of turkeys to the SLO County Food Bank. It was one of the many selfless acts of service Hugh led before his untimely passing in 2018, and SLO County Farm Bureau continues the tradition in Hugh's honor.

Last year, members of the San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau and the Pismo Oceano Vegetable Exchange (POVE) donated 100 turkeys and over 4,500 pounds of locally grown celery and cabbage to the SLO Food Bank. The SLO County agriculture community worked together to raise $6,430 to cover the cost of the turkeys.

If you would like to contribute to this effort you can:

1. Give with a credit card online by clicking here or call our office at 805-543-3654; or

2. Drop off cash, check (payable to SLO County Farm Bureau) or pay with a credit card in-person at our office.

If you have questions or would like to donate commodities to the cause, please call Farm Bureau at 805-543-3654.

Election News: Virtual Election Recap with California Farm Bureau Political Affairs on November 18

Join California Farm Bureau Political Affairs staff for an election recap discussion over Zoom on Friday, November 18 at 11 AM.

The discussion will cover election results and how that affects Farm Bureau priorities heading into upcoming sessions of the California Legislature and Congress. All Farm Bureau members are welcome to attend. All registered participants will also receive an email after the event with a link to a video recording. Register here. 

State of: The Issues and Outcomes of 2022

Through a series of articles we call The State, the American Farm Bureau Federation's Advocacy and Political Affairs team provides analysis related to "the state of" various aspects related to advocacy and political trends impacting farmers and ranchers and rural Americans.

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How are votes counted, reported on Election Day in SLO County?

Facts about Election Day in SLO County from San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder Elaina Cano - For the past two weeks, the San Luis Obispo [...]

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Local Government: SLO County Planning Commission Recommends Denial of Paso Basin Ordinance

November 8, 2022 SLO County Board of Supervisors Meeting

The Board of Supervisors meetings will be available to view live online when the meeting starts at 9:00am. The agenda can be found here and additional item documents here.

Items of interest to Agriculture:

1 Request to authorize the use of Alternative Publication Procedures for the Paso Basin

Land Use Management Area (PBLUMA) Planting Ordinance - amendments to Title 8

and Title 22 of the San Luis Obispo County Code and the Agriculture and Conservation and Open Space Elements of the San Luis Obispo County General Plan to require “water neutral” ministerial planting permits for crop production irrigated from groundwater wells within the until 2045, with a 25-acre-feet per year exemption allowed per site – and certification of a Final Program Environmental Impact Report (FPEIR) (SCH 2021080222) prepared for the project pursuant to CEQA. Hearing date set for December 6, 2022. Districts 1 and 5.

10 Request to approve a resolution authorizing the Director of Groundwater Sustainability, or designee, to file an application and execute a four-year, $20,000,000 maximum, grant agreement and any future amendments (if required) with the California Department of Water Resources for Funding under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Grant Program for implementation of the San Luis Obispo Valley Basin Groundwater Sustainability Plan. District 3, 4, 5.

16 Request to reappoint Carl Twisselman and Jane Wooster to the San Luis Obispo County Grazing Advisory Board. All Districts.

20 Hearing to consider an ordinance implementing the County Fee Schedule "A" for Calendar Year 2023 and Fee Schedule "B" for Fiscal Year 2023-24. All Districts.

22 Hearing to consider 1) an ordinance amending Title 16 - Chapters 16.04 and 16.10 of the County Code by adopting and the 2022 Edition of the California Fire Code; and 2) adopting a resolution amending provisions based on local climatic, geological, or topographical conditions as authorized by California Health and Safety Code Section 18941.5 and 17958.5. All Districts.

24 Hearing to consider an appeal (APPL2022-00001) by Eric Clark of the Planning Commission’s January 13, 2022, denial of a Conditional Use Permit (DRC2018-00234) for Bigfoot Valley, LLC for the phased development of up to one acre of outdoor cannabis cultivation canopy, up to 3,000 sf of outdoor ancillary nursery in existing hoop structures, ancillary processing activities within an existing 2,403 square foot barn, ancillary transport, installation of security fencing and equipment, and other related site improvements. The project includes ordinance modifications relating to fencing and screening. The project would result in approximately 4.3 acres of site disturbance, including 3,500 cubic yards of cut and 1,800 cubic yards of fill, on an 88.49-acre parcel. The project is located at 5145 Calf Canyon HWY, 6 miles northeast of the community of Santa Margarita. The project site is within the Rural Lands land use category, and within in the Las Pilitas Sub-Area of the North County Planning Area. District 5.

SLO County Planning Commission Recommends Denial of Paso Basin Ordinance

On Dec. 6, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will consider a new ordinance for the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin that's fiercely opposed by the agricultural industry and, as of Oct. 27, all five county planning commissioners. The SLO County Planning Commission voted unanimously on Oct.

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SLO County redistricting lawsuit has a new judge. Here's who will hear case

A new judge will hear San Luis Obispo County's redistricting case. The case was originally assigned to San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge Rita Federman, but she recused herself in October. The court has since reassigned the case to San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge Craig van Rooyen, according to an Oct.

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State Government: US EPA to Designate PFAs as Hazardous Substance- Take Action


The Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposed rule to designate perfluorooctnoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), the two most common per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS), as hazardous materials under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).



Tell USEPA to provide an avenue for farmers and ranchers to be protected from harmful actions, exempted from liability, and to receive financial relief if PFAS is found on a farm or ranch.  The comment period ends on Nov. 7, 2022. 


Please write to EPA today. This will take less than 1 minute of your time.


State Government Report from California Farm Bureau’s Farm Bureau at Work

October 28, 2022


Grant proposals are now being accepted to improve irrigation and fertilizer management. The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) is now accepting pre-proposals for the 2023 grant cycle. Pre-proposals are due Monday, December 19, 2022. For more information on the Request for Pre-Proposals and the FREP grant program please visit:

Federal Government: Federal Policy News- November 3, 2022

California Farm Bureau's Federal Policy News- November 3, 2022

  • PFAS Action Alert – EPA to Designate PFAS as Hazardous; Write USEPA Today
  • American Farm Bureau Fall 2022 Drought Survey Now Open
  • Grants Issued to Expand Poultry and Meat Processing
  • Farmers Can Now Make 2023 Crop Year Elections, Enroll in ARC and PLC Programs
  • Dairy Margin Coverage Enrollment Now Open
  • Farmer and Rancher Grant Workshop Scheduled for Dec. 1

Business Member Spotlight:

Vina Quest LLC

Vina Quest is a Paso Robles-based viticultural consulting company, which provides comprehensive services and solutions for vineyards, wineries and agribusinesses. Established in 1993, we work with vineyards in wine regions throughout California, assisting our grower clients in the:

• Development of effective pest, weed, and disease control programs.

• Organic, Sustainable and Biodynamic farming practices and regulatory agency compliance.

• Sustainability in Practice (SIP) Certification 

• Irrigation, Soil Fertility and Pest Management

• Tissue, Plant and Disease Sampling

• Powdery Mildew Spore Trapping

•Problem Investigation and Expert Witness

• Due Diligence Development Studies for Real Estate Acquisitions


PHONE: 1-805-226-083

USDA: Nearly $800 Million in USDA Payment Assistance to Help Keep Farmers Farming 

USDA says more than $200M will help meat processors expand

PUBLISHED ON OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The Agriculture Department announced more than $223 million in grants and loans Wednesday to help small- and mid-sized meat processing plants expand as part of a larger $1 billion effort to boost competition in the highly concentrated industry.

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Nearly $800 Million in USDA Payment Assistance to Help Keep Farmers Farming - California Ag Network

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that distressed borrowers with qualifying USDA farm loans have already received nearly $800 million in assistance, as part of the $3.1 billion in assistance for distressed farm loan borrowers provided through Section 22006 of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

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Registration Now Open for NCAT's Latino Farmer Conference - California Ag Network

The National Center for Appropriate Technology and Natural Resources Conservation Service will partner to host the eighth annual Latino Farmer Conference, a Spanish-language sustainable agriculture conference for Latino farmers. The Latino Farmer Conference is a yearly event that seeks to build networks ...

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Ag Economics: Drought Cost Farmers $1B, Thousands of Jobs in 2021

Drought Cost Farmers $1B, Thousands of Jobs in 2021

California's agricultural sector is the nation's largest: it generates more than $50 billion dollars in annual revenue and employs more than 420,000 people. The ongoing drought is taking a toll on agriculture, related sectors, and rural communities, but there are ways to increase resilience in a warming world.

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Claim Your Cash Reward for Employing Through COVID-19 Mandates - California Ag Network

Did you know the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) for businesses is FREE money? Well, not really - it's technically your money sitting in the treasury - you just have to rightfully claim it. If I told you I help businesses like yours capitalize on the government's newest and most profitable "credit" program, would you believe ...

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High diesel prices put strain on farmers

PUBLISHED ON WASHINGTON - The average price of diesel is $5.32 per gallon, more than $1.50 above the same time last year. While prices are below the $5.81 peak in June, the high cost of fuel is hitting farmers hard as they navigate the fall harvest season.

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Thank You Farm Bureau Members

Renewing Agricultural Members

Richard Stallings, Ronald Hodel, Julie Diffenbaugh, Eberle Winery, James Moser, Dan Ponti, Sarah Kramer, Fred Campbell, Richard Warren, George Marshall, Michele Wineman, and Mainini Family Ltd

Renewing Business Support Members

Sunbelt Vineyards, Coastal Vineyard Services, and Greengate Ranch & Vineyard

Renewing Associate Members

Tyler Addison and Creston Enterprises LLC

New Associate Member

John Giacomazzi

SLO County Farm Bureau Business Support Member List

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Reserve today at BudgetTruck.com/FarmBureau or by calling 1-800-566-8422 and mentioning Farm Bureau® Member Account #56000127747.

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Environmental: PG&E Takes First Big Step to Keep Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant Running

Trucking Industry and Environmentalists Spar With Regulators as California Prepares to Phase Out Fossil-Fuel Trucks | KQED

Air board staff estimate that truck drivers and companies would pay higher upfront vehicle prices now but expect those costs to go down as more models enter the market, eventually bringing the cost down to that of a conventional truck.

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PG&E Takes First Big Step to Keep Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant Running

On Monday, PG&E took its first big step to keeping Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant operating past 2025. The utility company sent a request to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission essentially asking how it should proceed with an application to extend Diablo Canyon's life.

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Big food companies commit to 'regenerative agriculture' but skepticism remains

Will Cannon does more to sequester carbon than the average U.S. farmer. After he harvests his corn and soybeans, he plants cover crops, which sequester carbon all winter long, on his entire 1,000-acre operation in Prairie City, Iowa. He's avoiding tilling, or plowing, his soil as much as possible, which helps keep carbon stored in the ground.

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Oso Flaco Lake remediation project will target 'persistent and pernicious' DDT pollution

Nearly a decade after researchers found more DDT pesticides in Oso Flaco Lake than in any other water body in the state, local stakeholders are finally zeroing in on a project they say will help fix it.

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Produce: SLO County Farm Bureau Board Member Tom Ikeda Featured in Ag Alert

Board Member Tom Ikeda Featured in Ag Alert- From the Fields

From California Farm Bureau's AGAlert

By Tom Ikeda, San Luis Obispo County vegetable grower

We planted our normal crops. We have bok choy and baby bok choy, cabbage, lettuce, spinach, celery, parsley. Those are the main ones. We’ve been able to harvest most things. Further up in the valley we have a ranch where it’s a little bit warmer. We have struggled with diamondback moths. That’s really hurting our brassica production. They’ve also reduced the amount of water we have available, so we’ve had to fallow more ground. If we don’t get a wet winter, we may be down 30% of our overall acreage to fallowing.

The markets were somewhat depressed, but about mid-summer the market turned around. Prices on certain things are very good. Lettuce is at maybe historic highs due in part to problems in the Salinas Valley. The celery is the only thing struggling price-wise. But because we have lettuce, it can leverage the celery, so we think we’re going to come out in the black. We’ll wait to see what the next two months bring. They’re thinking the lettuce market should hold through December. If what they’re saying holds true, we should come out OK.

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After Two Decades of Overall Decline, U.S. Vegetable Availability Increased in 2020

The overall amount of vegetables available for consumption in the United States has decreased 6 percent over the last two decades to 382.5 pounds per capita in 2020 from 407.3 pounds in 2001. However, vegetable availability rebounded in 2020 from 371.6 pounds in 2019.

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State and Federal Officials Learn About Agricultural Concerns in Monterey County

Agricultural concerns were the topic of discussion at a recent event hosted by the Monterey County Farm Bureau. Approximately 50 industry members had the opportunity to share ideas and concerns with state and federal officials. The roundtable was organized by the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA). U.S.

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Grocery prices are soaring. But this food favorite is getting cheaper | CNN Business

There's at least one item in the grocery store that is getting less expensive: avocados.

A significant supply glut of the buttery fruit has triggered a drop in wholesale prices, sending store prices lower as well.

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Labor: CA Prohibits Employers from Retaliating Against Employees for Refusing to Work or Leaving Work During Emergency Conditions

Farm Employment News

Standards Board Members Demand Exclusion Pay: The Cal/OSHA Standards Board met in San Diego on October 21. At that meeting, four of seven Standards Board members demanded that Cal/OSHA include exclusion pay in the two-year non-emergency COVID-19 Standard the Board is expected to consider at their December meeting. Farm Bureau has been supportive of the agency’s decision to forego further exclusion pay requirements in the non-emergency version of the standard it will propose to the Standards Board, given the Legislature’s proven ability to respond to needs for employees to be made whole for missing work because of COVID by passing and renewing COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL), most recently doing so in August for SPSL that will remain in effect until December 31, 2022. These Board members persist in demanding the reinstatement of exclusion pay, found in the Emergency Temporary Standards the Board has passed in 2021 and 2022, in spite of explanations by Cal/OSHA staff that employees have access to wage replacement by Workers' Compensation, COVID SPSL, 24 hours of paid sick leave mandated by AB 1533, and job-protected leave mandated by the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).    


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November 8, 2022, 10 AM (FREE Webinar): How Do Ag Employers Deal with the Moving Target of Drug Testing? Impaired employees pose a real hazard in workplaces with large, powerful and dangerous machinery, and even with employees performing common, every-day tasks. California policymakers have erected various roadblocks and limitations on how employers can ensure the safety of their employees is not threatened by impaired fellow employees. Featuring Catherine Houlihan of FELS' Group Legal Services Program partner firm Barsamian & Moody.

For more information on all these FREE webinars and registration, please visit the FELS Webinars page.

CA Prohibits Employers from Retaliating Against Employees for Refusing to Work or Leaving Work During Emergency Conditions

By McKague Rosasco and Courtesy of California Farm Labor Contractors Association 


On September 29, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 1044, which prohibits employers from retaliating against an employee for refusing to report to work or leaving work under certain emergency circumstances. SB 1044 takes affect January 1, 2023.


Existing Law

The Department of Industrial Relations established the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (the “Division”) under the direction of the Labor Commissioner. The Division is authorized to enforce the Labor Code and all labor laws that prescribes comprehensive requirements relating to minimum wage, overtime compensation, and standards for working conditions for the protection of employees.

New Law

SB 1044 does not replace or eliminate any existing provisions under the Labor Code or labor laws. Rather, SB 1044 expands existing labor law to provide more protection for employees during certain emergency situations. Read all of the information on how this Bill affects your business here.

Wildfire: Does Rain Mean Fire Season is Over? Experts Say, "No"

Safety mitigation measures for wildfire risks could herald a new era in disaster insurance | PropertyCasualty360

The California Department of Insurance is passing legislation mandating premium discounts for customers who enact safety measures and technology may help validate those steps.

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Does Rain Mean Fire Season is Over? Experts Say, "No"

As a result of colder temperatures and recent rain and snowfall across California, people may be wondering if this year's fire season is coming to an end. But due to ongoing strong winds and drought conditions, experts tell us we're still not in the clear.

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Researchers share what they've learned in the aftermath of the Mosquito Fire

All along a dirt road that snakes through Blodgett Forest are countless blackened trees. It's the charred aftermath of September's Mosquito Fire , which burned tens of thousands of acres throughout the El Dorado...

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Livestock: He's an Outspoken Defender of Meat. Industry Funds His Research, Files Show.

Cattle grazing reduces fuel and leads to more manageable fire behavior

Cattle play an important role in wildfire management by grazing fuel on California rangelands. The benefits of cattle grazing have not been thoroughly explored, though. Using statewide cattle inventory, brand inspection and land use data, we have estimated that cattle removed 11.6 billion pounds (5.3 billion kilograms [kg]) of non-woody plant material from ...

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He's an Outspoken Defender of Meat. Industry Funds His Research, Files Show.

A UC Davis professor runs an academic center that was conceived by a trade group, according to records, and gets most of its funding from farming interests. Send any friend a story As a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share.

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Babe's Bird Farm is a local turkey farm facing hurdles this holiday season

From farm to table, the path of getting turkeys for Thanksgiving dinner starts early on for one local farmer on the Central Coast, but this year she is facing obstacles ahead of the holiday season. Following in her grandmother's footsteps, Erin Krier learned how to process chickens.

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Vineyard & Wine: Winegrape Growers Turn to Higher Trellises to Beat Heat

Winegrape Growers Turn to Higher Trellises to Beat Heat

Trials at a University of California, Davis, experimental vineyard in Oakville found that using higher trellis systems offered better protection for winegrapes in extreme heat, while maintaining yield and quality. ..

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Local winery named 'American Winery of the Year'

Hope Family Wines honored at Wine Enthusiast's Wine Star Awards - Hope Family Wines this week announced that it has been named "American Winery of the Year."

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Water: Impacts of the Drought to California Agriculture

City hosting public hearing on water rate increases

Members of the public invited to attend hearing, provide input - The City of Paso Robles is proposing to gradually phase in water rate increases [...]

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Desalination will be key to California's water future. It needs to improve first

Guest Commentary written by If the climate crisis is coming, the water crisis is already here. As rice fields were fallowed in California, Lake Mead water levels almost sunk so low that Hoover Dam could no longer generate power, and life-threatening toxic dust blew off the dried-up Salton Sea.

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SLO city to hold groundwater contamination meeting

Industrial pollution in San Luis Obispo groundwater will be the subject of multiple upcoming public meetings. The city of SLO is hosting a meeting on Nov. 16 to discuss a PCE plume found below the city in the San Luis Valley Groundwater Basin.

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Impacts of the Drought to California Agriculture

Recent California climate extremes which include among the most severe droughts on record have highlighted the rapidly changing conditions that affect water supply for agriculture and the state’s growing population. The incremental water management and institutional learning at all levels has provided building blocks to better manage water shortages. 

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Madera farmers march on Capitol, protest water fees

Farmers and supporters march on the Capitol, demanding that officials provide more surface water for San Joaquin Valley agriculture. Many were farmers from Madera County upset about new fees on aquifer pumping.

A group of San Joaquin Valley farmers, led by a contingent of growers from the Sikh community in Madera County, marched on the state Capitol last week to call for increased allocations of surface water for agriculture.

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Farm Bureau Membership Matters

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We cannot support your freedom to farm and ranch without your membership.

Join SLO County Farm Bureau now or renew your membership online. Go to slofarmbureau.org to join, or download the membership form PDF.

Have your renewal notice available to speed up the process; you will need to enter your membership number, name and ZIP code. Renewal dues may be paid online or over the phone by credit card.

We're here to help! Call us if you need us to lookup your member number or we can process your membership for you, at 805-543-3654.

All California county Farm Bureau memberships are processed through the California Farm Bureau Federation, but please reach out to our SLO County office if you need your membership number or have questions.

Join or Renew Your San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau Membership

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