Growing plants is so ingrained in Encinitas’ identity that a poinsettia adorns its seal, and the city proclaimed itself the Flower Capital of the World. But many flower farmers are struggling, and hope growing pot will buoy their businesses — if the city will allow it.
For local jurisdictions, cannabis farming can generate significant new tax revenues, create jobs and help reverse course for the region’s declining agricultural sector.
Over the past couple weeks, news outlets have highlighted a few products that might be adding to the crisis conditions, including some that have a big San Diego footprint.
Farmers have used brewers’ “spent grain” – a byproduct of the beer-making process – as a feed supplement for centuries. A proposed FDA rule might change all that.
Curious how San Diego Assmeblywoman Lorena Gonzalez voted on urban agriculture incentive zones, or how Assemblyman Brian Maienschein voted on AB 191, which would increase food access through CalFresh? It’s all in a new report.
San Diego is one of the top five egg-producing counties in the nation. That means a controversial Farm Bill amendment being proposed by an equally controversial Iowa lawmaker could dramatically impact local farmers.
San Diego is now just one of three Southern California school districts to be assigned a Food Corps service member.