San Diego supervisors OK passes to allow farmer, rancher access during natural disasters
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As proposed by Supervisors Joel Anderson and Jim Desmond, the agricultural passes, or "Ag Pass," will give vetted ranchers and farmers limited access to their property, when deemed safe, to care for livestock or crops during emergencies.
In a statement, Anderson said the cards "will help to eliminate the dilemma many farmers and ranchers must face during natural disasters: to leave behind their animals -- putting their livestock and equine at risk, or to ignore evacuation orders -- putting their own lives at risk."