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California vineyards take steps to prevent loss of topsoil to El Nio rains
Jason Haas' plan for El Nio involves oats, sweet peas, vetch, clover, sheep, alpacas, a llama and a couple of donkeys. It's not for everyone, the organic viticulturist admits. But it works for his family's Paso Robles vineyard, where dormant vines have laid bare acre after acre of precious topsoil...