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Plantel Nurseries automates, triples size of operation

By   /  Friday, April 15th, 2016  /  Agriculture, Central Coast, left  /  Comments Off on Plantel Nurseries automates, triples size of operation

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Ceres decreases second quarter losses

By   /  Thursday, April 14th, 2016  /  Agriculture, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Ceres decreases second quarter losses

Ceres Inc. narrowed its losses but revenues were still low during the second quarter. The Thousand Oaks-based ag-biotech company said net losses decreased from $8.01 million in the second quarter of 2015 to $1 million in the second quarter of 2016, the company reported April 14. Losses also fell from $1.34 per share last year Read More →

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Limoneira opening South Africa branch

By   /  Tuesday, April 12th, 2016  /  Agriculture, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Limoneira opening South Africa branch

Santa Paula-based Limoneira announced April 10 that it is launching Limoneira South Africa, a new branch of its One World of Citrus model, and partnering with Re:inc to manage packing and sales. Limoneira South Africa, based in Paarl, South Africa, will ship area produce globally and “pursue joint venture farming and packing operations,” Alex Teague, Read More →

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Semtech’s LoRa to be used for trackers to monitor health of cattle

By   /  Friday, April 1st, 2016  /  Agriculture, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Semtech’s LoRa to be used for trackers to monitor health of cattle

Camarillo-based Semtech’s LoRa wireless technology has been selected by Quantified Ag for trackers that will monitor and report the health of cattle. Sensors in each ear tag will constantly monitor livestock temperature, movement and other vital signs. The information from the ear tracker is relayed to a receiver, which sends data to a central system Read More →

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Land conservancy gets gift of 3,000 acres near Atascadero

By   /  Friday, April 1st, 2016  /  Agriculture, Central Coast, middle, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Land conservancy gets gift of 3,000 acres near Atascadero

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Exchange rate fluctuations to blame for drop in net farm income

By   /  Friday, March 25th, 2016  /  Agriculture, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Exchange rate fluctuations to blame for drop in net farm income

Changes in dollar strength and exchange rates have been a major factor in the drop in net farm income, even as agriculture revenue has doubled, said Michael Swanson, senior economist for Wells Fargo. “We often get buried in a micro view of our world … and then we get blind-sided by some other trend that Read More →

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Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County gets 3,000-acre gift

By   /  Thursday, March 24th, 2016  /  Agriculture, Central Coast, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County gets 3,000-acre gift

The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County finalized the largest conservation easement gift in its 32-year history March 24. The 3,000-acre expanse at Eagle Ranch in Atascadero is preserved from development after a 10-year process between Eagle Ranch, LLC and the land conservancy. Representatives from both groups and local dignitaries celebrated the agreement at Read More →

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