Goleta-based Apeel Sciences will lay off a large portion of its workforce, mainly in the Santa Barbara County area, in its second major round of layoffs this year, the company has disclosed. Apeel will lay off a total of 96 employees from its Goleta office, according to a company filing with the state of California. Read More →
By Madeleine Benn Staff Writer The Ventura County Community College District has been quietly exploring launching a satellite campus in the Santa Clara River Valley, the Business Times has learned. “We’ve been actively working with the community college for over a decade to find land to help them develop a campus in Santa Paula,” Harold Read More →
The former owner of Houweling’s Tomatoes in Camarillo is being sued by the California Agricultural Network, which claims Casey Houweling and his company left the insurance network “holding the bag” for more than $3 million in workers’ compensation claims. In a suit filed Oct. 19 in Ventura County Superior Court, the California Agricultural Network accused Read More →
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Cilantro isn’t a huge moneymaker for Will Terry, the vice president at Terry Farms in Ventura County, but it is a quick crop that he can grow in the summer months and turn a small profit on. But, due to the ongoing drought exacerbated by limited groundwater allocation rights, growers like Terry have to make Read More →
Mission Produce, an Oxnard-based avocado and mango distributor, announced Sept. 20 that it will open a ripening, packing and distribution center near London in 2023. Mission’s first facility in the United Kingdom will be in Dartford, England, near the country’s largest ports, airports and highways. The 102,000-square-foot building will be “sustainability-focused,” Mission said in a Read More →
When California legalized cannabis for recreational use in 2016, the idea was to create a new legal industry and eliminate an illegal one. Instead, the illicit market continues to have a stronghold in California, as legal growers struggle to turn a profit amid high taxes and strict regulations, and state and local governments often fail Read More →