Opinion

“Why Be A Food Farmer” by Shepherd Bliss

Got food security? Sonoma County brings in 96{5fc40a96f14c4a6aa4c2a32569b0a57dcc67c0b31eb04c341474283f11b6cdd2} 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 which produced an amazing $12,927,100 of income. That averages out to $23,983.48 per acre! At […]

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Lessons from a Former California Coastal Commissioner “Farming for Developers” by Steve Blank

The Local Coastal Plan being proposed by PRMD/Supervisors includes language that’s sets up an “economic feasibility” commission either by the California Coastal Commission or local entity that can sub out the report with little to no transparency and public input. The commission would decide if farmlands can be subdivided if economic feasibility is not determined.

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Ernie Carpenter’s Letter to Supervisors on the proposed Coastal Plan

Sonoma County Supervisors Plan to Homogenize the Sonoma Coast September 22, 2015 The Planning and Resource Management Department has adopted Dr. Seuss as the perfect planning role model. The colorful character, Seuss, is famous for bright colors and talks in riddles. Only this adaption is not so funny and not so bright. It is actually

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