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Ventura County economy underperforming

By   /  Friday, February 12th, 2016  /  Agriculture, East Ventura County, Latest news, Real Estate, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Ventura County economy underperforming

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Oxnard food processor closing, tri-county farm workers laid off

By   /  Friday, February 12th, 2016  /  Agriculture, Latest news, Real Estate, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Oxnard food processor closing, tri-county farm workers laid off

Oxnard-based food processing company Coastal Green Vegetable Co. is closing after 27 years in business. Coastal Green contracts with growers of cauliflower, broccoli, peppers, kale, spinach and other produce, freezes the food and sends it to repackagers. Increasing costs have slimmed margins, President and General Manager James Pickworth said. About 34 full-time employees and 100 Read More →

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Growers urged to share information on crops, groundwater

By   /  Friday, February 12th, 2016  /  Agriculture, Central Coast, left, South Coast, West Ventura County, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Growers urged to share information on crops, groundwater

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Tri-county growers, florists flourish despite drought

By   /  Friday, February 12th, 2016  /  Agriculture, right  /  Comments Off on Tri-county growers, florists flourish despite drought

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Oxnard’s Coastal Green Vegetable Co. closing

By   /  Friday, February 5th, 2016  /  Agriculture, Latest news, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Oxnard’s Coastal Green Vegetable Co. closing

Oxnard-based food processing company Coastal Green Vegetable Co. is closing after 27 years in business. Coastal Green contracts with growers of cauliflower, peppers, kale, spinach, broccoli and other produce, freezes the food and sends it to repackagers. Increasing costs have slimmed margins, President and General Manager James Pickworth said. About 34 full-time employees and 100 Read More →

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Food processing game changer for Ventura County

By   /  Friday, January 29th, 2016  /  Agriculture, Latest news, Top Stories, Top Story, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Food processing game changer for Ventura County

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Ceres awarded patent in Australia for trait that increases crop yields

By   /  Friday, January 22nd, 2016  /  Agriculture, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Ceres awarded patent in Australia for trait that increases crop yields

Thousand Oaks-based Ceres Inc., an ag-biotech company, was awarded a patent in Australia for a trait that allows growers to increase yields without increasing crop inputs like fertilizer. The patent extends intellectual property protection to the Australian market of a key gene that Ceres has licensed to a multinational crop developer. It covers uses of Read More →

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