Agriculture

Echo Valley’s Connie Watson receives Northern California agriculture honor

Connie Watson, manager of Echo Valley Ranch in Auburn, is one of four women recognized by Common Threads North for contributions to agriculture and their communities. Watson was s ...

Reader Input: So much for the rural lifestyle

I concur with the sentiments of Carol Rubin in the March 5 Journal. (“Winery dispute isn’t about agriculture,” Reader Input). First, recall that in our economic ...

Ceremony celebrates mandarin orchard preservation

No lot splits. Always destined to stay in agriculture. A 47-acre ranch in the foothills between Auburn and Lincoln that has been producing mandarins since the 1970s was celebrated ...

Reader Input: Event center zoning way off

Zoning ordinances rightfully separate incompatible land uses (“Placer County has new rules for community centers,” Journal, Sept. 3). Because the “community cente ...

Reader input: To parents of eighth-graders

Transitioning from eighth grade to high school can be stressful for both student and parents. As one who has traveled this road, let me suggest that parents registering their kids ...

Reader Input: Drought calls for ban on certain crops

Since the drought will severely impact life’s basic necessities — food, for example — then non-life-sustaining uses, land-uses and policies must be prohibited. ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Protecting agriculture from the freeze; Festival of Lights facing bad weather?; Focusing in on Meadow Vista

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: As the hard freeze hits the foothills, a real worry is local crops. Reporter Gus Thomson is writing about how the cold is affecting local agriculture a ...

Placer County wrangles new rules for community centers

The fight over Placer County’s regulations for community centers continued at the Planning Division in Auburn on Thursday, as rural residents spoke out against the nuisances ...

Reader input: Supes need input on agro-tourism

After approving two for-profit “community centers” within a month, on April 9 the Board of Supervisors voted for a moratorium on community center applications and direc ...

New growing season buzz is guarded for Placer’s agricultural industry

  Blossoms are heavy on Placer County’s fruit trees, signaling the start of another growing season. But like any season that depends on weather, there are still plenty ...