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SOAR creates disparity in land values

By   /  Friday, September 16th, 2016  /  Agribusiness, East Ventura County, Latest news, Real Estate, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on SOAR creates disparity in land values

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Overtime pay for ag workers will hurt tri-county growers

By   /  Friday, September 16th, 2016  /  Agribusiness, Law, right, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Overtime pay for ag workers will hurt tri-county growers

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Tri-county flower growers cut out the middleman

By   /  Friday, September 16th, 2016  /  Agribusiness, left  /  Comments Off on Tri-county flower growers cut out the middleman

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Brown signs overtime bill for agriculture workers

By   /  Monday, September 12th, 2016  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, Wine & Viticulture  /  1 Comment

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law the controversial Assembly Bill 1066, which phases in overtime pay for agriculture workers over four years starting in 2019. “This is very just,” said Rosario Castañeda, who has been an hourly strawberry worker in Oxnard for several years. “They owe us a lot. This is a just struggle, Read More →

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Limoneira’s third quarter revenues grow

By   /  Thursday, September 8th, 2016  /  Agribusiness, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Limoneira’s third quarter revenues grow

Limoneira reported revenue increases for the third quarter of 2016, primarily from higher-than-expected sales and prices of its avocados. Revenues for the Santa Paula agribusiness and real estate development company grew 34 percent compared to the third quarter last year, from $29.8 million to $39.9 million, mirroring 35 percent growth in its agribusiness revenue to Read More →

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Calavo Growers grew income in third quarter

By   /  Wednesday, September 7th, 2016  /  Agribusiness, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Calavo Growers grew income in third quarter

Santa Paula-based Calavo Growers followed record highs last quarter with a 47.5 percent increase in net income for the third quarter of 2016, the company reported Sept. 7. Income rose to $12.7 million for the quarter, compared to $8.6 million for the same period last year, and earnings per diluted share rose to 73 cents, Read More →

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Windset Farms growing its Santa Maria operations

By   /  Friday, September 2nd, 2016  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Columns, Latest news, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Windset Farms growing its Santa Maria operations

The Santa Maria City Council will consider a development agreement with Windset Farms to add two greenhouses on 40 acres of its 220-acre Black Road property. The expansion includes the construction of an 88,000-square foot grading, packing and cooling facility. If approved Sept. 9, the development agreement will also include a deferral of road construction Read More →

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