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Our view: Dole Food layoffs loom over Ventura County

By   /  Friday, September 15th, 2017  /  Agriculture, Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Dole Food layoffs loom over Ventura County

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Limoneira reports revenues up but net income down

By   /  Monday, September 11th, 2017  /  Agriculture, Earnings, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Limoneira reports revenues up but net income down

Santa Paula citrus producer and real estate investment company Limoneira reported on Sept. 11 a slight increase in revenues for its third quarter, ended July 31, but a drop in net income to $7.7 million, or 52 cents per share. Avocado production fell by nearly half, since the crop bears in alternate years, but declines Read More →

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Cal Poly SLO gets funding to study strawberry plants, teach communications

By   /  Friday, September 8th, 2017  /  Agriculture, Education, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Cal Poly SLO gets funding to study strawberry plants, teach communications

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo announced Sept. 8 that it received a grant to teach environmental science communications a day after the university’s strawberry center was included in a $4.5 million study to find disease resistance in strawberry plants. The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded professors Yi-Wen Chiu and Jason Peters $140,000 over three years to pilot the new curriculum, Read More →

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Tri-county grape harvest yields lower but quality is good

By   /  Friday, September 8th, 2017  /  Agriculture, Latest news, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Tri-county grape harvest yields lower but quality is good

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Revenues up at Calavo Growers but net income down

By   /  Thursday, September 7th, 2017  /  Agriculture, Earnings, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Revenues up at Calavo Growers but net income down

Calavo Growers reported a 15 percent increase in its third quarter revenues but net income fell to $8.8 million, or 50 cents per share, down from $12.7 million and 73 cents per share for the previous third quarter. The Santa Paula company’s Renaissance Food Group saw a 24 percent increase in revenue, but cost of Read More →

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Tri-county labor shortage leaves fields unharvested

By   /  Friday, September 1st, 2017  /  Agriculture, Latest news, Technology, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Tri-county labor shortage leaves fields unharvested

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Limoneira partnering with citrus packing company Suntreat

By   /  Thursday, August 31st, 2017  /  Agriculture, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Limoneira partnering with citrus packing company Suntreat

Santa Paula-based lemon grower and distributor Limoneira announced new market strategies in partnership with Northern California citrus packing company Suntreat. Suntreat said it was in “high growth mode,” after increasing its lemon, orange and specialty citrus acreage. “Our companies have complementary strengths and this alliance enables us to continue to be the preferred partner for Read More →

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