Duarte Nursery

John Duarte to Appear on Fox Business Network’s Stossel Show with John Stossel

John Duarte, President of Duarte Nursery, Inc. and Anthony Francois of Pacific Legal Foundation will appear on the Stossel Show with John Stossel on Thursday, April 17, 2014. The segment will cover the highly publicized case of Duarte Nursery, Inc. and John Duarte v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The case covers the Duarte’s ability to farm their wheat land in Tehama near Red Bluff. In February, 2013 the Corps issued a cease and desist and a notice of violation accusing the Duartes of illegally farming wetlands. The Duarte family farmed the land with standard farming practices arguing that the Corps failed to use proper due process of the law to notify them of wetland farming concerns.

The Corps and the Environmental Protection Agency propose changes to the Clean Water Act, which has significant implications for farmers and ranchers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued suggested changes that alter what “waters of the United States” means and the Clean Water Act’s unique word “navigable.” The Corps desires to expand their authority over wetlands, leaving farmers in dire situations with land that is unable to be properly farmed. This is abusive regulatory action over farm land. John Stossel will cover these details and the implications for what this means to all farmers that may be affected by a similar situation.

Tune in to the Stossel Show with John Stossel on Thursday, April 17 to learn more. For more information contact, Lily Penfold at lily@duartenursery.com or you can call 209-531-0351. Additionally, you can also contact Pacific Legal Foundation, Anthony Francois at alf@pacificlegal.org or call 916-419-7111. To learn more about the case, read the attached Pacific Legal Foundation press release.

Duarte Nursery Celebrates 20 Years and a New Poinsettia Greenhouse

You’re Invited to Join Duarte Nursery’s Celebration!

Duarte Nursery, Inc. (DNI) is now open for Poinsettia sales and ready to celebrate a new greenhouse.

On Saturday, December 7th Duarte Nursery will celebrate the new Poinsettia greenhouse with a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting. The event will begin at 11 a.m. with the ribbon cutting by Supervisor Vito Chiesa, followed by photos with Santa, festivities, and of course, beautiful Poinsettias. The event will conclude at 1 p.m., but Poinsettia sales will remain open until 5 p.m.

DNI has been successfully producing Poinsettias for 20 years. Poinsettia sales originally began in 1993 with one color, red and sold about 500 plants during the season. In 2013, DNI produced tens of thousands Poinsettias in more than 25 different varieties.

The Poinsettia greenhouse is open Monday-Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. DNI will sell Poinsettias until inventory is sold-out or until Christmas.

For more information about the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting or Poinsettia sales, please call 209-531-0351 or email sales@duartenursery.com.