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Pumpkin growers spooked by drought conditions

By   /  Friday, October 24th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, Small Business, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Pumpkin growers spooked by drought conditions

With an emergency drought in full swing, tri-county pumpkins farmers had to cut back acreage and plant the seasonal crop a little earlier than usual to avoid over-ripening or rotting.

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Pressing ahead: Olive growers brace for tighter standards

By   /  Friday, October 17th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, Small Business, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Pressing ahead: Olive growers brace for tighter standards

In the quiet hills of Templeton, dense rows of olive branches line a narrow dirt road that winds through the fields and right up to the doorstep of Olea Olive Farm, where visitors can taste an array of specialty extra virgin olive oils made on-site.

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USDA taps VSolvit team for 5-year, up to $500M contract

By   /  Friday, October 17th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, Small Business, Technology, Top Stories, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on USDA taps VSolvit team for 5-year, up to $500M contract

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency has awarded a five-year, $500 million contract to the Ventura-based tech firm VSolvit to provide software tech support for the department in areas such as budget and finance and management solutions.

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Herds shrink, ranchers suffer as drought takes toll

By   /  Friday, October 10th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Latest news, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Herds shrink, ranchers suffer as drought takes toll

Cattle ranchers all over the Tri-Counties are reeling from the effects of the drought, with the last decade of unusually warm, dry conditions making the industry especially difficult to continue in the county where it has previously prospered most — San Luis Obispo.

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San Luis Obispo discoveries expand citrus industry’s psyllid watch

By   /  Friday, October 3rd, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, South Coast, Top Stories, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on San Luis Obispo discoveries expand citrus industry’s psyllid watch

The dreaded Asian citrus psyllid made its first appearance in San Luis Obispo County over the summer, making the pest truly a regional problem for tri-county agriculture.

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Lineage Logistics unveils new cold-storage facility in Santa Maria

By   /  Monday, September 29th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Real Estate, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Lineage Logistics unveils new cold-storage facility in Santa Maria

Lineage Logistics, owned and managed by Bay Grove Capital, has officially opened the doors of its new 216,000-square-foot cold storage and food-processing facility in Santa Maria. The company declined to share a dollar figure for the project, which is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified. The company has not provided a dollar figure associated with Read More →

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Auto exports drive record year at Port of Hueneme

By   /  Monday, September 29th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Auto exports drive record year at Port of Hueneme

The Port of Hueneme in Ventura County posted its best-ever year for international trade and its second-highest year on record for domestic and global trade combined, it said Sept. 22. Auto exports, up 30 percent year-over-year, led the surge during the port’s 2013-14 fiscal year. Total tonnage moving through the port during the year was Read More →

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