A Nipomo woman said two of her sheep were killed Monday, after being attacked by dogs.
Last April, investigators said dogs were likely responsible for killing 19 turkeys belonging to the Future Farmers of America program at Nipomo High School. The campus is less than a mile from the... more »
The agriculture industry could face disaster if a new immigration policy being discussed in Congress becomes law.
The E-Verify Modernization Act of 2011 would require all American busineeses to run their employees through E-Verify, a program that determines if the person can legally work in the United States. About... more »
A nonprofit law firm is suing the city of Lompoc. The group says it violated the California Environmental Quality Act by approving the Environmental Impact Report for the Lompoc's 2030 General Plan Update.
The Environmental Defense Center is filing the lawsuit on behalf of the Santa Barbara County Action... more »
Growers in Santa Barbara County produced more than $344 million worth of strawberries in 2009, making it the year's top crop. Broccoli and wine grapes placed second and third.
The information came from the county agricultural commissioner's annual crop report. The entire county topped over $1.2 billion dollars in... more »
The light brown apple moth may soon be on its way out of Central Coast fields.
The county, state and federal governments are working together to get rid of the pest. In its caterpillar stage, the moth can devastate crops.
Agriculture leaders met with locals in Nipomo Monday night,... more »
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A voracious moth has prompted an aggressive quarantine across Napa Valley wine country.
Agriculture officials imposed a quarantine Tuesday restricting the transport of equipment after discovering the European grapevine moth in at least 32 sites. They intend to conduct spraying to control and eradicate the pest.... more »
The California Mid-State Fair board of directors says they've been given the Agricultural Award of Excellence Best of Division from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions.
The award was given specifically for the new Mission Square and commercial kitchen project, which was launched last year. There are a total... more »