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McGraths honored at conservation awards

By   /  Wednesday, November 13th, 2013  /  Agribusiness, Latest news  /  Comments Off on McGraths honored at conservation awards

Ventura County’s McGrath family took home top honors at the fourth annual Resource Conservation District awards, in a program that was bittersweet for one of the region’s top farming families. Phil McGrath, a farmer who embraced organics and the farm-to-table movement when others still focused on conventionally-grown crops and global markets, was the winner of Read More →

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Tracking liquid assets: Groundswell creates Web-based water maps

By   /  Friday, November 1st, 2013  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Tracking liquid assets: Groundswell creates Web-based water maps

Santa Barbara-based Groundswell Technologies makes Web-based software that can integrate data from any source — whether it’s a cutting-edge sensor connected via satellites or historical records — and generate “heat maps” of water supply or contamination on demand. The key is leveraging powerful computers in the cloud to handle lots of data and generate reports that used to take weeks in a matter of seconds.

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Water woes: Publishing of nitrate data at issue

By   /  Friday, October 25th, 2013  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Features, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Water woes: Publishing of nitrate data at issue

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Pumpkin patches are gourd mines: Specialty growers cash in on seasonal squash

By   /  Friday, October 25th, 2013  /  Agribusiness, Features, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Pumpkin patches are gourd mines: Specialty growers cash in on seasonal squash

The Golden State is No. 2 in the nation for pumpkins and last year produced about 93,500 tons of the crop on roughly 505,000 acres. Much of the crop is earmarked for commercial purposes and shipped out of state, but the growth of community-based pumpkin patches has accelerated over the past decade, according to California Farm Bureau Federation spokesperson Dave Kranz.

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Fighting for farming: Santa Paula rancher wrangles with SOAR advocates

By   /  Friday, October 11th, 2013  /  Agribusiness, East Ventura County, Features, Real Estate, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Fighting for farming: Santa Paula rancher wrangles with SOAR advocates

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New water fees could dry up Ventura projects

By   /  Friday, October 11th, 2013  /  Agribusiness, East Ventura County, Real Estate, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on New water fees could dry up Ventura projects

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Farmers clash with county over grading rules

By   /  Friday, September 13th, 2013  /  Agribusiness, Real Estate, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Farmers clash with county over grading rules

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