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“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…

 

Protecting Rural Areas response from Victor Sund

Coastal wineries EDITOR: I agree with Kirsten Cutler (“Protecting rural areas,” Letters, Oct. 12). Our coastal hills need stronger protection from industrial enterprises such as wineries in areas where roads are too small, water too scarce and the environment too…

 

Fred Allebach to Supervisors: “I encourage you to not approve the Dry Creek winery expansion ….”

-the whole county is keyed up to conserve water during a 500 year drought and to permit a 25,000 case winery sends the wrong message to a citizenry hoping their efforts will count; more and more wineries mean citizens are effectively subsidizing wine expansion by their conservation measures; many hope to be saving water to benefit stream ecosystems and higher groundwater levels.

-no new large wineries should be allowed until Groundwater Sustainability Agencies have been formed…