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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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Fighting for farming: Santa Paula rancher wrangles with SOAR advocates

By   /  Friday, October 11th, 2013  /  Agriculture, East Ventura County, Features, Real Estate, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Fighting for farming: Santa Paula rancher wrangles with SOAR advocates

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New water fees could dry up Ventura projects

By   /  Friday, October 11th, 2013  /  Agriculture, East Ventura County, Real Estate, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on New water fees could dry up Ventura projects

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Farmers clash with county over grading rules

By   /  Friday, September 13th, 2013  /  Agriculture, Real Estate, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Farmers clash with county over grading rules

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Limoneira locks in lemons: Santa Paula firm makes $18.6M buy

By   /  Friday, September 13th, 2013  /  Agriculture, Banking & Finance, Features, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Limoneira locks in lemons: Santa Paula firm makes $18.6M buy

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Limoneira buys Arizona citrus grower for $18.6M

By   /  Monday, September 9th, 2013  /  Agriculture, Banking & Finance  /  Comments Off on Limoneira buys Arizona citrus grower for $18.6M

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Appetite for local finance feeds Slow Money movement

By   /  Friday, August 9th, 2013  /  Agriculture, Banking & Finance, Central Coast, Small Business, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Appetite for local finance feeds Slow Money movement

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