Growers vote against riverina citrus, citrus growers vote against citrus
ROSEVILLE — Roseville’s local agribusiness groups — which also include the Roseville Crop Improvement District — are pushing for the removal of the proposed Roseville Riverina, according to the district’s chairman.
“It’s really about how did they not get that out of the way before? Who’s going to do that for them?” said Mark O’Brien, the district’s chairman. “I카지노 사이트t’s kind of a distraction from the real problem, which is the agribusiness industry is still making money in this area.”
The proposal to remove the “Riverina” fr우리카지노om the appellation was announced in December 2011. According to the district, it will allow the district’s farmworkers to improve the water quality of the river by replacing algae with native citrus, or improving the water quality of the Roseville’s surface.
Roseville Crop Improvement District chairman Mark O’Brien, right, talks with members of the agriculture and land development committee before a Roseville meeting of the Roseville Riverina Heritage Association in June 2011. (Michael Sears / The Arizona Republic)
O’Brien’s opposition comes after the riverina was part of a proposed river-improvement effort approved by the Roseville council in 2009. The project called for replacement of some of the surrounding agricultural land with native gardens and a landscaping effort on the river by planting some native citrus trees. Roseville Mayor Craig White said at the time that he was “not convinced the city could put an entire riverbank over the city’s river — especially not in the middle of Roseville as part of a project which doesn’t even exist.”
The water quality changes did not have much of an impact on the regional economic impact, but the association, which supports the riverina’s appellation, said it remains concerned about the removal of the riverina.
“더킹카지노We really don’t get to have this debate the way we want,” O’Brien said. “We want to talk about water quality. This whole river is supposed to be considered the healthiest and highest quality water you can get.”
But district leaders said the county’s water quality plans are already among the worst in the state, and there’s no reason to keep the riverina river-line appellation.
“We’re working hard to have an even better overall water quality across the county as a result of having those projects in place,” said district member John Schleiser. “The best