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Kate Farms secures $51 million round to finance expansion

By   /  Monday, November 23rd, 2020  /  Agribusiness, Latest news  /  No Comments

Plant-based meal replacement company nets $51 million investment.

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Santa Barbara County wineries drop bid for BID

By   /  Monday, November 9th, 2020  /  Agribusiness, middle, Wine & Viticulture  /  No Comments

County’s vintners association scraps its BID plan over process dividing the community

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Ventura County voters say yes to cannabis in early returns

By   /  Wednesday, November 4th, 2020  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, South Coast, Top Stories, Top Story, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

Preliminary election results looks like Ventura County has been given the green light for cannabis production.

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Santa Barbara County wine group abandons bid for BID

By   /  Thursday, October 29th, 2020  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Latest news, South Coast, Top Stories, Top Story, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  No Comments

The Santa Barbara County Vintners Association has abandoned its two-year effort to establish the world’s first wine business improvement district, or BID, as an answer to its longstanding problem of lagging behind other wine regions in marketing spending. Vintners Association Executive Director Alison Laslett said in an Oct. 29 letter to members, co-signed by the Read More →

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Ventura County hit with lawsuits over General Plan

By   /  Friday, October 23rd, 2020  /  Agribusiness, East Ventura County, Energy, Latest news, right, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Ventura County hit with lawsuits over General Plan

More than half a dozen groups have sued Ventura County in response to the county’s recently adopted 2040 General Plan. The plan went into effect Oct. 15, 30 days after it was passed by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors. Several of the groups that filed suit against the county are oil and energy interests Read More →

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Cannabis lands on the ballot in Ventura County

By   /  Thursday, October 15th, 2020  /  Agribusiness, middle, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Cannabis lands on the ballot in Ventura County

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Wineries spar over marketing district

By   /  Saturday, October 3rd, 2020  /  Agribusiness, left, Tourism, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Wineries spar over marketing district

A two-year push by the Santa Barbara County Vintners Association to establish the world’s first wine business improvement district is running into opposition from a recently formed coalition of wineries seeking a compromise more acceptable to many smaller producers. The Santa Barbara County Wine Country Coalition sent an email Sept. 25 to 300 wineries in Read More →

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