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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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Calavo posts record Q3, launches FreshRealm

By   /  Thursday, September 18th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Calavo posts record Q3, launches FreshRealm

Calavo Growers reported record third-quarter earnings, shattering analyst expectations. The Santa Paula-based produce marketer earned $16 million, or $1.02 per share, in the third quarter, up from $6.4 million, or 43 cents per share, a year earlier. it said in Sept. 15 filings. On average, analysts had been expecting earnings of 46 cents per share, Read More →

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Limoneira Co. chairman dies at 76

By   /  Sunday, September 14th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies, West Ventura County  /  5 Comments

Alan Teague, longtime chairman of Ventura County agribusiness giant Limoneira Co., has died at age 76.

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Pour no more: Small wineries oppose Santa Barbara County tasting-room ordinance

By   /  Friday, August 22nd, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Small Business, South Coast, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Pour no more: Small wineries oppose Santa Barbara County tasting-room ordinance

Many small wineries in rural areas of Santa Barbara County such as the Santa Ynez Valley may be unable to house tasting rooms or hold special events if county officials approve changes to a winery ordinance that has been in place since 2004.

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Limoneira buys stake in Chilean citrus packing operation

By   /  Tuesday, August 19th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, East Ventura County, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Limoneira buys stake in Chilean citrus packing operation

Limoneira Co. has purchased a 35 percent stake in a Chilean citrus business for $1.75 million. Santa Paula-based Limoneira said Tuesday that it had made the investment in Rosales, a citrus packing, marketing and sales operation based in La Serena, Chile. The operation is located in the coastal region of northern Chile, which is a Read More →

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A fungus among us: Team hopes to cultivate truffles on Central Coast

By   /  Friday, August 15th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Top Stories, Tourism  /  Comments Off on A fungus among us: Team hopes to cultivate truffles on Central Coast

  A group of French and Chilean truffle farmers are sniffing out the Central Coast’s potential to grow the highly prized fungi. A team from Beyond Truffles, a Chilean truffle producer, and Agri-Truffe, a French truffle-tree nursery operation, are reaching out to San Luis Obispo County farmers and vintners in hopes of launching large-scale production Read More →

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