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It’s easy being green: Bumper crop a boon for avocado growers

By   /  Friday, April 12th, 2013  /  Agribusiness, Features  /  Comments Off on It’s easy being green: Bumper crop a boon for avocado growers

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The urban farmer: Summerland venture supplies to area restaurants

By   /  Friday, April 5th, 2013  /  Agribusiness, Features, Restaurants, Small Business  /  Comments Off on The urban farmer: Summerland venture supplies to area restaurants

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Planting the seeds of hope: Houweling’s builds greenhouse for Guatemalan town

By   /  Friday, March 29th, 2013  /  Agribusiness, Features, Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Planting the seeds of hope: Houweling’s builds greenhouse for Guatemalan town

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Limoneira predicts bumper lemon and avocado crop

By   /  Tuesday, March 26th, 2013  /  Agribusiness, Banking & Finance, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Limoneira predicts bumper lemon and avocado crop

Santa Paula-based  Limoneira  Co. told shareholders on March 26 that it expects a 25 percent jump in lemon sales and a record avocado crop in 2013. CEO Harold  Edwards said avocados could hit 18 million pounds this year — up 50 percent from 2012. But because of strong production and higher volumes, avocado prices will Read More →

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Farms may feast on drone technology test results

By   /  Friday, March 22nd, 2013  /  Agribusiness, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Farms may feast on drone technology test results

Drones are coming, perhaps sooner rather than later to Ventura County, and the first place you see them might be the above the region’s fields and orchards. Congress has asked the Federal Aviation Administration to pick six testing sites around the country for the civilian use of drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles, and Read More →

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No sour grapes here: Chemistry professor creates a business out of testing wine

By   /  Friday, March 22nd, 2013  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Features, Small Business, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on No sour grapes here: Chemistry professor creates a business out of testing wine

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Smaller Dole reports Q4 loss

By   /  Tuesday, March 12th, 2013  /  Agribusiness, Banking & Finance, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Smaller Dole reports Q4 loss

A much-smaller Dole Food Co. reported a fourth-quarter loss and lower profits in 2012. The Westlake Village-based produce giant sold its worldwide packaged foods and Asian fresh foods business to Itochu Corp. out of Japan for $1.7 billion in cash earlier this year. With its packaged-foods business sold, the new Dole has a much smaller Read More →