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Growth of wineries a focus for County - Supervisors plan to open up 650,000 acres of unincorporated land in county for winery endeavors


Last updated 8/22/2014 at Noon

SAN DIEGO COUNTY – San Diego County’s Board of Supervisors unanimously directed County staff Aug. 6 to start working on a program to promote agriculture that could one day open up nearly one-third of the unincorporated county to wineries.

The proposed Agriculture Promotion Program would also streamline county planning and land use regulations to expand and promote other agricultural pursuits. Those include microbreweries, “agritourism,” cheese-making, beekeeping, and onsite retail horticultural sales.

The county’s 2012 Crop Report stated that the total value of agriculture i...

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