201, 2016

Paving Old McDonald’s Farm

By |January 2nd, 2016|Agriculture|Comments Off on Paving Old McDonald’s Farm

During last year’s debate over Placer Legacy, a proposed county program that would help preserve open space and agricultural lands I perpetuity, I remember several opponents confidently standing up and saying in public forums that the Legacy program wasn’t needed because of the Williamson Act. Most people in the audience shook their heads and naturally […]

1411, 2009

Placer’s Farm Bounty and Bureaucracy

By |November 14th, 2009|Agriculture, Columns|Comments Off on Placer’s Farm Bounty and Bureaucracy

It could have been a scene right out of the movie City Slickers. Here we were last Thursday, about two dozen city and county elected officials from the regional transportation planning agency (called the Sacramento Area Council of Governments or SACOG) tiptoeing in our nice shoes between cow patties amongst the roaming black Angus cows […]