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Fourth Annual Ventura County Ag Week honored the importance of farmers and ranchers

Fourth Annual Ventura County Ag Week honored the importance of farmers and ranchers

Ventura, CA — From March 9th through March 15th Totally Local VC Agricultural Foundation presented its fourth annual Ventura County Ag Week, a celebration of all that our county’s local farmers and ranchers do. Despite the challenges facing the world, many of the weeklong celebrations continued as scheduled. The week kicked off with a resolution […]

Tucker: EPA Has Stopped Monitoring This Dangerous Pesticide To ‘Protect Big Agriculture,’ And Your Kids Could Be At Risk

Tucker: EPA Has Stopped Monitoring This Dangerous Pesticide To ‘Protect Big Agriculture,’ And Your Kids Could Be At Risk

Scott Morefield | Reporter Fox News host Tucker Carlson devoted the last segment of Friday night’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to blast the Environmental Protection Agency for protecting “Big Agriculture” by ceasing to monitor a dangerous pesticide. “Despite its name, the Environmental Protection Agency doesn’t just exist to protect the environment,” said Carlson. “It also exists to […]

Ventura College Agriculture Program Unveils New Avocado Orchard

Ventura College Agriculture Program Unveils New Avocado Orchard

Ventura, Calif.-Ventura College unveiled its new avocado orchard with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on December 10. About 90 students, staff, government dignitaries and college supporters were on hand for the ceremony. The size of the orchard is a little over an acre and holds an estimated 100, 1-year-old Haas avocado trees. The first crop is expected […]

Hemp may be put on Ice for Six Months by the Board of Supervisors

Hemp may be put on Ice for Six Months by the Board of Supervisors

By Debra Tash The Ventura County Board of Supervisors held a special meeting in Moorpark, November 19 2019 at 6 PM.  The City’s Council Chamber was at overflow capacity. County Counsel stated that even though the licensing is regulated by the state for growing hemp it is within the Board’s power to regulate its cultivation […]

Farm-To-Table Wine Dinner: Ventura County Farm Day – Meet a Farmer!

Farm-To-Table Wine Dinner: Ventura County Farm Day – Meet a Farmer!

  VENTURA COUNTY FARM DAY FARM-TO-TABLE WINE DINNER & PIG ROAST Thursday, November 7, 2019 5:00 – 9:00 PM Topa Mountain Winery, Ojai CA *ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT STUDENTS FOR ECO-EDUCATION AND AGRICULTURE (SEEAG) PROGRAMS* RESERVE YOUR SEAT AT THE FARM TABLE LIVE MUSIC FARM-TO-TABLE FOOD LOCAL BEER & WINE Join us for a chef prepared […]

General Plan Agriculture Element Violates SOAR and the Agriculture Guiding Principle

General Plan Agriculture Element Violates SOAR and the Agriculture Guiding Principle

By Lynn Jensen The new “Agriculture Element” of the General Plan violates the principles of the 2016 SOAR ballot measure passed by a majority vote of the people. Through glossy mailers with photos of the green fields tended by our local farmers and ranchers, voters were led to believe they were supporting Ventura County Agriculture. […]

Fewer acres-more processing tomatoes forecast in 2019

Fewer acres-more processing tomatoes forecast in 2019

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views California is a great place for growing food.  As Guv Brown and the Democrats limit water for food, farmers have learned to maximize crops. “It is a familiar pattern. San Joaquin Valley farmers are expected plant fewer acres of processing tomatoes in 2019 according to a […]

CalEPA Invitation – Information on Organic Materials Management Listening Session Feb. 22, 2019

CalEPA Invitation – Information on Organic Materials Management Listening Session Feb. 22, 2019

Date and Time: Feb. 22nd, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Location: 1001 I Street – Room 550, Sacramento, C Live Webcast: https://video.calepa.ca.gov/ Scroll to find Organic Materials Management Join by Phone & Ask Questions: 1.408.740.7256 or 1.408.317.9253; ID: 366 432 518 Join by Phone & Ask Questions in Spanish: 1.888.947.3988; ID: 926958 The California Environmental […]

Keep Fraudulent Science Out of Our Courtrooms

Keep Fraudulent Science Out of Our Courtrooms

  By Paul Driessen Courts should bar evidence that fails to meet basic standards of honesty, integrity and credibility                      A California jury recently awarded $289 million in damages (later reduced to $78 million) to a former groundskeeper, who claimed the weed killer glyphosate caused his […]

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