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Ag, oil fight Ventura County general plan

By   /  Friday, January 8th, 2021  /  Agribusiness, Energy, Latest news, Law, right, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Ag, oil fight Ventura County general plan

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More avocado consumption doesn’t add up to more profit for Calavo

By   /  Monday, December 21st, 2020  /  Agribusiness, Banking & Finance, Earnings, Latest news, right, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on More avocado consumption doesn’t add up to more profit for Calavo

Americans have been eating more avocados than ever during the pandemic, but the companies that sell them avocados aren’t necessarily profiting from the growing volume. Around 70% of U.S. households will have purchased avocados in 2020, with consumption on pace to top 6.25 billion avocados, 64% more than U.S. consumers bought in 2014, according to Read More →

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Hemp growers hope for comeback as Ventura County loosens buffer rules

By   /  Friday, December 18th, 2020  /  Agribusiness, East Ventura County, Latest news, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Hemp growers hope for comeback as Ventura County loosens buffer rules

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors voted Dec. 15 to adopt new regulations on industrial hemp. Growers are hoping this will help reverse the decline of a crop that lost more than 90% of its Ventura County acreage from 2019 to 2020.

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Two Central Coast Wine legends to receive major Wine Enthusiast awards

By   /  Friday, December 18th, 2020  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Latest news, Small Business, Subscriber content, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Two Central Coast Wine legends to receive major Wine Enthusiast awards

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Opinion: Sorting the ins and outs of new Ventura County cannabis law

By   /  Friday, December 18th, 2020  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, Law, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Sorting the ins and outs of new Ventura County cannabis law

By Amy Steinfeld and Jack Ucciferri Ventura County was among nearly three dozen California jurisdictions to amend its cannabis policies as a result of last month’s voter initiatives. Ventura residents approved Measure O, which will open up portions of the county to commercial cannabis businesses, including cultivation, processing and distribution. At this time, no retail Read More →

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Goleta’s Frinj takes coffee off state’s crop fringe and up to new levels

By   /  Sunday, December 6th, 2020  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, Small Business, South Coast, Subscriber content, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Goleta’s Frinj takes coffee off state’s crop fringe and up to new levels

Coffee, South Coast’s newest emerging agribusiness; Goleta bean grower boosts state’s once-fringe crop, while shaking up traditional practices by shortening supply chain and bringing greater return to farmers.

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Kate Farms secures $51 million round to finance expansion

By   /  Monday, November 23rd, 2020  /  Agribusiness, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Kate Farms secures $51 million round to finance expansion

Plant-based meal replacement company nets $51 million investment.

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