While most Americans drift further and further from their agricultural past, the business of farming is still booming. But it is changing—and technology is a big part of that.At a May 22 public panel discussion, California Secretary of Food...
Where was your romaine lettuce grown?If it was grown in California—where most romaine and other lettuce varieties grow—it is safe to eat. If not, throw it out.The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
The announcement this week from China that it intends to impose retaliatory tariffs on 128 U.S. products sent shock waves across U.S. agriculture, especially in California.Among the Chinese targets are some of the biggest money crops in San Benito...
Early this month, Mike and Mary Howard were busy making their usual plans for Valentine’s Day: preparing special menu items for more than 150 neighbors and friends at their Inn at Tres Piño restaurant.It may not seem romantic, but...
Early this month, Mike and Mary Howard were busy making their usual plans for Valentine’s Day: preparing special menu items for more than 150 neighbors and friends at their Inn at Tres Pinos restaurant.It may not seem romantic, but...
Eight days after unveiling his plans for a new Farm Bill in Washington, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue headed to California to help sell the plan to farmers in the nation’s biggest agricultural state.His whirlwind visit was to...
This may be great weather for weekend fun, but a continued lack of rainfall has state and federal officials worried about a return of drought conditions, after two wet winters.It hasn’t rained a drop here for more than a...
With the new year fast approaching, Hollister will be a different place when it comes to the holy green.The Hollister City Council and other jurisdictions across California have taken steps to prepare for recreational cannabis, a new industry that...
Cannabis was on the Hollister City Council agenda yet again this week, and council members sprinted through the pot-related items faster than in previous marathon cannabis discussions.Seven medical cannabis facilities were approved on the council’s consent agenda, but council...
Squirrels rejoice!It's a bumper crop of acorns this year and besides the delight of these fuzzy, tree climbing varmints, the good news is that they do not harm lawns and have little impact except for the nuisance of cleaning...

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Remembering Albert

Joe Paul was the one who answered the door. He was only 11 at the time, out of school for the summer,...