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HLB-sniffing dogs find a home in Ventura County

By   /  Friday, January 15th, 2021  /  Agribusiness, East Ventura County, Latest news, Subscriber content, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

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Limoneira’s losses mount as pandemic depresses citrus sales

By   /  Monday, January 11th, 2021  /  Agribusiness, Banking & Finance, Earnings, Latest news, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

Santa Paula-based agribusiness Limoneira saw its losses increase and its revenue drop in the fourth quarter of its most recent fiscal year, as low wholesale prices and declining sales during the pandemic took their toll. Limoneira released its results Jan. 11 for the quarter and fiscal year ended Oct. 31, revealing a loss of 42 Read More →

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Ag, oil fight Ventura County general plan

By   /  Friday, January 8th, 2021  /  Agribusiness, Energy, Latest news, Law, right, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  No Comments

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More avocado consumption doesn’t add up to more profit for Calavo

By   /  Monday, December 21st, 2020  /  Agribusiness, Banking & Finance, Earnings, Latest news, right, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

Americans have been eating more avocados than ever during the pandemic, but the companies that sell them avocados aren’t necessarily profiting from the growing volume. Around 70% of U.S. households will have purchased avocados in 2020, with consumption on pace to top 6.25 billion avocados, 64% more than U.S. consumers bought in 2014, according to Read More →

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Hemp growers hope for comeback as Ventura County loosens buffer rules

By   /  Friday, December 18th, 2020  /  Agribusiness, East Ventura County, Latest news, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors voted Dec. 15 to adopt new regulations on industrial hemp. Growers are hoping this will help reverse the decline of a crop that lost more than 90% of its Ventura County acreage from 2019 to 2020.

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Two Central Coast Wine legends to receive major Wine Enthusiast awards

By   /  Friday, December 18th, 2020  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Latest news, Small Business, Subscriber content, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  No Comments

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Opinion: Sorting the ins and outs of new Ventura County cannabis law

By   /  Friday, December 18th, 2020  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, Law, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

By Amy Steinfeld and Jack Ucciferri Ventura County was among nearly three dozen California jurisdictions to amend its cannabis policies as a result of last month’s voter initiatives. Ventura residents approved Measure O, which will open up portions of the county to commercial cannabis businesses, including cultivation, processing and distribution. At this time, no retail Read More →

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