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Harvesting a home

The Meyer Farm Worker Housing held its grand opening on April 20, and in the coming weeks will house 216 workers in the space on north First Street and Broadway.

Ag Calendar | Sept. 2019

Focus on Ag Calendar, Sept. 2019

Salinas Valley resident named Organic Farmer of the Year

Israel Morales Sr. of JV Farms Organic in Soledad will receive the Organic Farmer of the Year Award at the Organic Trade Association’s Leadership Awards on Sept. 11. in Baltimore, Md.

Event benefits Farm Discovery at Live Earth

“Pollinate!”, a farm to table, flower to table event, will be held Sept. 23 as Farm Discovery at Live Earth’s ninth annual farm dinner. It will feature local chefs, farmers, artisans and winemakers, celebrating the abundance of fruit and vegetable crops grown in the Santa Cruz area.

California Strawberry Commission supports every aspect of the industry

The record-breaking 2017 rainy season gave rise to many challenges and opportunities for California farmers. Some crops were waterlogged, unable to thrive in such wet conditions. But as for the Pajaro Valley’s primary crop — strawberries — this past winte

Agri-Culture graduates 30th class

WATSONVILLE—Fall brings graduation to the Watsonville-based, national award-winning Focus Agriculture program, created by the Agri-Culture organization.  A ceremony and...

Embracing a new approach to wildlife control

When an animal is spotted by humans in the wild, it is often an exciting and awe-inspiring moment. Many of us are intrigued by wild animals — from grazing deer to stealthy mountain lions. If taught right, we know how to interact with them, keeping our distance and respecting their behavior.

Paso Robles Lavender Festival returns

Far more than just a pretty face, lavender — with its tiny purple blooms and distinctive perfume — has become one of the most popular plants all across the county. To celebrate its many purposes, the Central Coast Lavender Growers Association and Paso Rob

Watsonville's Whiskey Hill Soils offers organic worm castings

With the growing demand for organic alternatives in every aspect of agriculture, it is no surprise that worm castings have grown so popular with growers in recent years.

100 years and counting

On June 22, the Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau will call to order at its annual meeting for the 100th time.