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Farmers say 'solar' equals 'sellout'

November 1, 2010 |  8:25 am

A kind of family feud has erupted in San Benito County's rich slice of Central California farmland over plans to build a massive solar-power facility in a valley shared by 20 ranchers and organic farmers and some of the rarest creatures in the United States. Read more: "Solar farm sparks heated debate in California's Panoche Valley."

Photo: Kim Williams, who raises grass-fed pastured chickens, says San Benito County officials are "selling us and a unique landscape out." Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times