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Groundwater plan is serious business in Ventura County

By   /  Friday, February 6th, 2015  /  Agriculture, Latest news, Law, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Groundwater plan is serious business in Ventura County

Officials in Ventura County are moving with deliberate speed to implement the three-bill package known as the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, which took effect on Jan. 1.

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Wine firm wins crushing victory in tax case

By   /  Friday, January 30th, 2015  /  Agriculture, Latest news, Top Stories, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Wine firm wins crushing victory in tax case

A Buellton wine company had a $400,000 tax bill erased in a Board of Equalization decision that could set a precedent for classifying “custom crush” producers and microbreweries that lease space and equipment to other vendors.

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Region’s crop producers take stock

By   /  Friday, January 30th, 2015  /  Agriculture, Latest news, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Region’s crop producers take stock

The region’s main avocado and citrus growers are facing two very different situations — one bright, the other less so.

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Water shortage spurs string of tri-county drought dilemmas

By   /  Friday, January 30th, 2015  /  Agriculture, Columns, Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Water shortage spurs string of tri-county drought dilemmas

The emergency drought of 2014 and persistently dry conditions since then have made for difficulties in almost every industry, as the state has grappled with a way to resolve the issue of quickly depleting groundwater.

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Limoneira Co. reports increased annual revenue, fourth-quarter loss

By   /  Monday, January 12th, 2015  /  Agriculture, Earnings, Latest news, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Limoneira Co. reports increased annual revenue, fourth-quarter loss

Santa Paula-based Limoneira Co. reported revenue of about $7 million for fiscal year 2014, along with a $2.8 million loss for the year’s fourth quarter.

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Farming feels the chill: 2015 ag forecast looks beyond drought

By   /  Friday, January 9th, 2015  /  Agriculture, Latest news, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Farming feels the chill: 2015 ag forecast looks beyond drought

With frost advisories at the start of this year already keeping many tri-county growers on their toes, the agricultural community across the region is hoping for a rainier, greener year.

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Rise of the machines: Berry producers slowly adapt to technology

By   /  Friday, December 5th, 2014  /  Agriculture, Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Rise of the machines: Berry producers slowly adapt to technology

With proposed immigration reform that many in agriculture say fails to meet the needs of the state’s farming industry, some growers in Ventura County are increasingly looking to machine-aided harvesting to save the region’s mega-cash-crop of strawberries.

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