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Paso groups agree on water plan

By   /  Thursday, December 5th, 2013  /  Agriculture, Central Coast, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Paso groups agree on water plan

With potentially expensive lawsuits looming in the background, two of the groups jockeying to shape the future of a water district in Paso Robles wine country have put aside their differences in hopes of avoiding years in court and millions of dollars in legal fees.

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Dry spell: Ventura County struggles to refill from Santa Clara River

By   /  Friday, November 22nd, 2013  /  Agriculture, East Ventura County, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Dry spell: Ventura County struggles to refill from Santa Clara River

Farms, industries and municipalities in Ventura County could see a severe reduction in the amount of water they receive from the Santa Clara River watershed and sharply higher prices if a pair of environmental challenges are successful, a top groundwater manager said Nov. 16.

Tony Morgan, groundwater department manager for the United Water Conservation District, said at a symposium in Santa Paula that the district is unlikely to be able to supply anywhere near the water this year that it has in the past because of prolonged dry weather.

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Ventura County leaders call for immigration reform

By   /  Friday, November 15th, 2013  /  Agriculture, East Ventura County, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Ventura County leaders call for immigration reform

Business and agriculture leaders speaking at a Nov. 8 economic forecast hosted by the California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting put forth a vocal call for immigration reform amid a deepening farm-labor shortage.

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McGraths honored at conservation awards

By   /  Wednesday, November 13th, 2013  /  Agriculture, Latest news  /  Comments Off on McGraths honored at conservation awards

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Tracking liquid assets: Groundswell creates Web-based water maps

By   /  Friday, November 1st, 2013  /  Agriculture, Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Tracking liquid assets: Groundswell creates Web-based water maps

Santa Barbara-based Groundswell Technologies makes Web-based software that can integrate data from any source — whether it’s a cutting-edge sensor connected via satellites or historical records — and generate “heat maps” of water supply or contamination on demand. The key is leveraging powerful computers in the cloud to handle lots of data and generate reports that used to take weeks in a matter of seconds.

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Water woes: Publishing of nitrate data at issue

By   /  Friday, October 25th, 2013  /  Agriculture, Central Coast, Features, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Water woes: Publishing of nitrate data at issue

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Pumpkin patches are gourd mines: Specialty growers cash in on seasonal squash

By   /  Friday, October 25th, 2013  /  Agriculture, Features, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Pumpkin patches are gourd mines: Specialty growers cash in on seasonal squash

The Golden State is No. 2 in the nation for pumpkins and last year produced about 93,500 tons of the crop on roughly 505,000 acres. Much of the crop is earmarked for commercial purposes and shipped out of state, but the growth of community-based pumpkin patches has accelerated over the past decade, according to California Farm Bureau Federation spokesperson Dave Kranz.

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