January 2016 Archives

Dairyman Stalled, permit pulled

 Dairyman Stalled & More The Permit and Resource Management Department has withdrawn the Dairyman Winery and Event Center project application as a result of the Sonoma County Regional Parks Department formally affirming that the owner has no legal rights to cross the Joe Rodota trail for…

 

County grape growers lauded, Press Democrat

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/business/5109492-181/sonoma-county-winegrowers-get-californias?artslide=0 Sonoma County Winegrowers get California’s highest environmental honor BILL SWINDELL THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | January 21, 2016, 3:43PM The Sonoma County Winegrowers trade group has been awarded the state’s highest environmental honor for its work to make all of the…

 

Concern about Herbicide use in vineyards

57,237  pounds in Napa (50,417 in 2012) and 84,606 pounds of glyphosate used in Sonoma County in 2013. The usage keeps going up and without a ban on the use of this “probable carcinogen” it will continue to be used as  “best…