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After The Grapes Are Gone by David Keller,

Newly planted vineyards (Bodega Highway) are being ripped out due to no water. Time to dry farm grapes or leave…..  After the grapes are gone By DAVID KELLER September 2015 PD Article Link Our succession of boom crops in Sonoma County provides an interesting history — and a cautionary tale. The county’s world-class wine grapes …

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FOOD or ALCOHOL? “Farms water crisis: “The plants are going to die”

San Francisco Chronicle has article today on food farmers planting minimum crops due to water shortage. “Farms water crisis: “The plants are going to die” by Tara Duggan.  See below link. Pulling out trees, trucking water for cows: California farmers take drastic measures in drought By the San Francisco Chronicle, 6/9/21 Normally, the biggest vegetable …

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Wine & Water Watch letter on winery events (public record)

www.winewaterwatch.org May 28, 2021 PRMD-WineryEvents@sonoma-county.org To: Permit Sonoma & Planning Commissioners Greg Carr   –   greg99pole@gmail.com Jaquelynne Ocana   –   jacquelynne.ocana@sonoma-county.org Pam Davis   –   p.davis479@gmail.com Todd Tamura   –   todd.tamura@sonoma-county.org Kevin Deas   –    Kevin.Deas@deasproperties.com  RE: Winery Event Ordinance Wine and Water Watch is a local organization of over 300 citizens concerned with the overdevelopment of the wine tourism …

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Sustainable Pulse: EU Trade Unions Call for Immediate Ban on Glyphosate Herbicides to Protect Workers 

Wine industry, stop using glyphosate….you’re polluting what little water you have left us…. EU Trade Unions Call for Immediate Ban on Glyphosate Herbicides to Protect Workers The European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions (EFFAT)  has called for an immediate ban on glyphosate-based herbicides and other harmful pesticides. In a press release on …

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Preserve Rural Sonoma County sends Supervisors Concerns on Winery Event Ordinance

Everyone is encourage to attend the virtual hearing at: https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Planning-Commission/Calendar/Planning-Commission-Meeting-June-3-2021/ Planning Commission Meeting June 3 2021 | Calendar | Planning Commission… CriCriteria, the Ordinance would help the County to screen out projects that would likely be unable to meet mitigation requirements in the use permit process. This early project screening would protect local residents and …

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Coast Action Groups nails it: Russian River Drought Conditions – State Water Board Authority

Why is the state not stopping illegal water diversions on the Russian River?  Big wine gets a pass….. Russian River Drought Conditions – State Water Board Authority To  erik.ekdahl@waterboards.ca.gov,   karen.kramer@waterboards.ca.gov Dear Erik I am bringing issues to your desk (when I know you have plenty to deal with).  They are not new.  They have been there for …

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