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Calavo reports lower revenue, higher earnings

By   /  Wednesday, March 10th, 2021  /  Agribusiness, Banking & Finance, Earnings, Latest news, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

Calavo Growers saw its net income rise by millions, pulling the company out of the red, even as it reported that its first-quarter revenue shrank by 19%. The Santa Paula-based avocado distributor reported net income of $5.3 million, or 30 cents per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2021, when it released its quarterly Read More →

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Our View: Let Ventura County set a statewide example for farmworker outreach

By   /  Friday, February 26th, 2021  /  Agribusiness, Editorials, Latest news, Law, Opinion, Subscriber content  /  Comments Off on Our View: Let Ventura County set a statewide example for farmworker outreach

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Santa Maria farm pays $30k to workers to settle labor complaint

By   /  Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Latest news, Law, right, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Santa Maria farm pays $30k to workers to settle labor complaint

More than 200 Santa Maria farmworkers received settlement checks from Rancho Laguna Farms on Feb. 21, a day after the farm agreed to a $30,000 informal settlement of an unfair labor practice charge with the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board. The board distributed checks to 212 farmworkers at the Central Coast United for a Sustainable Read More →

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Wine Buzz: The numbers are in on a difficult, strange harvest season

By   /  Friday, February 19th, 2021  /  Agribusiness, Columns, Subscriber content, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Wine Buzz: The numbers are in on a difficult, strange harvest season

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Lack of masks, insufficient translations: Farmworkers tell of COVID response problems

By   /  Friday, February 12th, 2021  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, Latest news, left, South Coast, Top Stories, Top Story, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Lack of masks, insufficient translations: Farmworkers tell of COVID response problems

For months, many farmworkers in the tri-county region and the rest of California, especially indigenous workers who speak neither Spanish nor English, were not properly informed of the dangers of COVID-19, leading to outbreaks and poor working conditions. Despite being labeled essential workers by the state, farmworkers often felt ignored, according to a recent study Read More →

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Ventura County oil fight won’t end this year

By   /  Friday, February 12th, 2021  /  Agribusiness, East Ventura County, Energy, Latest news, Law, right, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Ventura County oil fight won’t end this year

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Hunting for a pandemic indulgence, region’s diners feast on truffles

By   /  Friday, January 29th, 2021  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, left, Restaurants, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Hunting for a pandemic indulgence, region’s diners feast on truffles

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