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Calavo Q1 earnings up 16%

By   /  Monday, March 5th, 2012  /  Agribusiness, Banking & Finance, Earnings, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Calavo Q1 earnings up 16%

Avocado marketer Calavo Growers reported March 5 that first-quarter profits were up 16 percent to $2.7 million as revenues climbed almost a third to $117.4 million. The Santa Paula-based company said the first-quarter results set the stage for a potentially record-breaking year for the firm, which last year made a major acquisition of Renaissance Food Read More →

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Ventura County ag leaders push for ‘buy local’ movement

By   /  Friday, February 24th, 2012  /  Agribusiness, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Ventura County ag leaders push for ‘buy local’ movement

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Ceres delays again, warns of Brazilian drought

By   /  Friday, February 17th, 2012  /  Agribusiness, Green Coast, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Ceres delays again, warns of Brazilian drought

Ceres, the Thousand Oaks-based energy crop firm, has delayed its initial public offering again. It also said Friday that its existing investors might buy as many as a fifth of the shares slated to hit the market and that a drought in Brazil could hurt it sweet sorghum yields. The pushed back its planned initial Read More →

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Ceres delays its IPO, slashes price

By   /  Friday, February 10th, 2012  /  Agribusiness, Banking & Finance, Green Coast, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Ceres delays its IPO, slashes price

Thousand Oaks-based energy crop maker Ceres has drastically lowered expectations for its initial public offering and delayed it for a week, according to regulatory filings and investment banking sources. The company was set to raise as much as $132 million on the Nasdaq when shares hit the markets under the name CERE on Feb. 9. Read More →

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Hot commodities: Greenhouse tomato growers eye competition

By   /  Friday, February 10th, 2012  /  Agribusiness, Features  /  Comments Off on Hot commodities: Greenhouse tomato growers eye competition

Houweling’s Tomatoes in Camarillo and Windset Farms in Santa Maria view Mexican farmers as their biggest competition.

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Ceres set to sprout: Crop firm names date for $132M IPO

By   /  Friday, February 3rd, 2012  /  Agribusiness, Banking & Finance, Features, Technology  /  Comments Off on Ceres set to sprout: Crop firm names date for $132M IPO

Ceres plans to go public on Feb. 9, raising as much as $132 million on the Nasdaq under the symbol CERE.

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Wells Fargo warns growers of globalization risks

By   /  Friday, February 3rd, 2012  /  Agribusiness, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Wells Fargo warns growers of globalization risks

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