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Facing new rules, farmers weigh their options

By   /  Friday, March 23rd, 2012  /  Agribusiness, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Facing new rules, farmers weigh their options

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County moves forward on $43M Moorpark desalinization plant

By   /  Sunday, March 18th, 2012  /  Agribusiness, Latest news  /  Comments Off on County moves forward on $43M Moorpark desalinization plant

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Farmers look to tech to keep county’s ag competitive

By   /  Friday, March 16th, 2012  /  Agribusiness, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Farmers look to tech to keep county’s ag competitive

The times are changing for farmers in Ventura County. Heavy government regulations, environmental restraints and competition from south of the border have led farmers in the county’s $2 billion agricultural industry to change the way they operate. Like their counterparts across the state, growers in Ventura County are increasingly reliant on technology to speed up Read More →

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Dole earnings beat outlook

By   /  Thursday, March 15th, 2012  /  Agribusiness, Banking & Finance, Earnings, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Dole earnings beat outlook

Fruit producer Dole Food Co. reported an adjusted loss of $2 million, or 2 cents per share, from continuing operations, beating the 12-cent loss predicted by analysts on average. The recent loss compares to a $31 million, or 35 cent per-share, loss a year earlier. CEO David DeLorenzo said strong sales and a cost-reduction program Read More →

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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 →