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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…

 

Proposed Dairyman Winery and event center corked for now

Posted: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 1:51 pm by Krista Sherer Sonoma West Editorkrista@sonomawest.com | 0 comments The contentious Dairyman project hit an obstacle in September with the response from the Sonoma County Regional Parks denying access across the Joe Rodota trail for the project. …

 

Grape Growers Oppose New Pesticide Rules

 PD Article below……We know according to the California Department of Pesticide Regulation that the top 2 forms of glyphosate (Round Up), now regulated as a probable carcinogen with mandatory warning labels in our state, has been used extensively in Sonoma and…

 

Napa County: Supervisors to take up winery growth debate

Full article: http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/supervisors-to-take-up-winery-growth-debate/article_99c61d07-00b7-5051-b5c1-3bc4c09e451e.html December 05, 2015 3:48 pm  •  BARRY EBERLING beberling@napanews.com Napa County Supervisors are wading again into the community discussion about whether wine country is drowning in its own success or has a success story worth toasting. On…

 

“Why Be A Food Farmer” by Shepherd Bliss

Got food security? Sonoma County brings in 96% of all food products in this agriculturally rich county. According to the Sonoma County 2014 Crop Report, published by our Agricultural Commissioner, Tony Linegar, we had a mere 539 acres in vegetables…

 

More letters from concerned citizens

North Bay Bohemian – Letters to the Editor I moved to Sonoma County in 1977 to attend Sonoma State University. Driving north on 101 on a Sunday, there were just a few other cars on the road. I recall the…