Tag Archives: Agriculture

Planners grapple with deluge of pot grow applications

Planners grapple with deluge of pot grow applications

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Commercial marijuana permit applicants have responded to the county’s call for completing their paperwork and the Planning Commission is gearing up for what one commissioner described as “a big iceberg heading our way.” In a report to commissioners at their July 13 meeting, Planning Director John Ford said

McKinleyville man, woman get busted for growing weed

Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – A McKinleyville man and woman were arrested Wednesday, July 12, following the serving of a warrant by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office’s Drug Enforcement Unit near Hyampom in eastern Humboldt County. The warrant was served after it was determined that the land parcel did not have an application on file

Drought slams livestock industry

Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – California’s historic drought has touched off a chain reaction in local livestock output. Humboldt County Agriculture Commissioner Jeff M. Dolf points to early selloffs, smaller herds, grazing shortages, reduced forage production and spikes in hay prices. The commissioner says local producers began selling their livestock and reducing herd

Member Linkage Report to the Northcoast Co-op Board, January 2014

Melanie Bettenhausen has been working with our Marketing, Membership and Merchandising team to determine the best way for the Board to support the proposed ordinance that would effectively ban the cultivation and production of GMO crops in Humboldt County. While everyone on our team is personally in support of it, there seems to be hesitancy

CAFF’s GMO Policy

The Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) provided comments for the recent Co-op Board meeting regarding their stance on the GMO Crop Ban.  They are as follows: The Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) will be deciding whether to actively support the ban based on their members’ input. We hope to be moving on getting

The NCGA’s GMO Policy

The Mad River Union asked the North Coast Growers’ Association for its statement regarding the GMO crop ban. Here it is: The North Coast Growers’ Association endorses the Humboldt County Genetic Contamination and Prevention Ordinance. The North Coast Growers’ Association operates Certified Farmers’ Markets for the benefit of both producers and consumers; promotes public awareness

GMO Free Humboldt Responds To Ag Commissioner’s Letter

Note: The following is a response to a letter to GMO Free Humboldt by Ag Commissioner Jeff Dolf, and an edited version of the group’s draft ordinance addressing his feedback. – Ed.   October 24, 2013 Commissioner Jeff Dolf Humboldt County Department of Agriculture 5630 S. Broadway Eureka, CA 95503 Dear Commissioner Dolf: Thank you