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Calavo gains with avocados, strawberries blossom statewide

By   /  Friday, April 3rd, 2015  /  Agribusiness, Columns, Latest news, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Calavo gains with avocados, strawberries blossom statewide

The Tri-Counties was hit with at least $10 million in lost crop revenue last year, but there are still a good number of bright spots in ag.

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Montecito has no cheap fix for drought

By   /  Friday, March 27th, 2015  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Montecito has no cheap fix for drought

Mounting water deficits are forcing smaller communities in the Tri-Counties to take drastic action to cope with the state’s worst drought in decades.

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FarmSolutions gives growers tools to monitor crops

By   /  Friday, March 20th, 2015  /  Agribusiness, East Ventura County, Latest news, Small Business, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on FarmSolutions gives growers tools to monitor crops

With California in the midst of some of its driest months on record, the statewide drought is far from over, and one Westlake Village firm is looking to bring farmers some solutions.

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Napa’s Walt Wines leases Clos Pepe Vineyard

By   /  Thursday, March 19th, 2015  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Real Estate, Top Stories, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Napa’s Walt Wines leases Clos Pepe Vineyard

The lease agreement is a long-term move for the Pepes who are planning to semi-retire from their efforts at the vineyard.

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Calavo shares shoot up on Q1 earnings

By   /  Friday, March 6th, 2015  /  Agribusiness, Earnings, Latest news, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Calavo shares shoot up on Q1 earnings

Santa Paula-based Calavo Growers roared out of the gate with a profit of $5.3 million in its fiscal 2015 first quarter, according to a release from the company. The company’s shares jumped nearly 6.5 percent to $45.05 at the market’s close. After recording a $1.8 million loss in the same period last year, Calavo appears Read More →

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Ag forum: Industry faces too much capital, not enough water

By   /  Friday, March 6th, 2015  /  Agribusiness, Columns, Latest news, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Ag forum: Industry faces too much capital, not enough water

Industry insiders shed light on the evolution of the food industry in the midst of a record-setting drought, labor issues related to the Affordable Care Act and a need for fresher, faster food access.

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Bren School students get grant for biochar project

By   /  Friday, February 20th, 2015  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, Small Business, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Bren School students get grant for biochar project

A startup spun out of UC Santa Barbara is seeking to use the ashes of forest burns to give new life to farmers’ fields.

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