agriculture

Placer supes agree to drop agricultural event fee

AUBURN CA - Supervisors have agreed to plans for Placer County to stop charging a $425 fee to process temporary outdoor event permits related to agriculture. But a critic of disco ...

Festival celebrates National Honey Month

Beehives, honey and the related flying, stinging insects called bees may not exactly scream September. But we’re actually smack dab in the middle of National Honey Month. While t ...

Festival celebrates National Honey Month

Beehives, honey and the related flying, stinging insects called bees may not exactly scream September. But we’re actually smack dab in the middle of National Honey Month. While ...

Growers' feats are appreciated

I was ecstatic to see a feature (Loomis News, July 15) on the “Placer County Real Food” cookbook and its authors. It’s a great cookbook with delicious recipes created with c ...

Slimmed-down Sierra College ag, auto, construction programs back on

Three threatened vocational courses at Sierra College are off the chopping block for now. The Sierra College board approved limited continuation of vocational automotive, agricult ...

You can shape your local food system

I see the phrase “locally produced” or “locally grown” in many places these days – grocery stores, specialty food shops and even restaurants. This expanding interest in b ...

Manadarin support now could reap rich future rewards

Agriculture proponent Joanne Neft might very well have the hook to put Placer County’s mandarins on the map, but she can’t do it alone. On a quest to determine the health benef ...