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Farmers markets face more stringent regulations, higher fees

By   /  Friday, November 7th, 2014  /  Agriculture, Latest news, Small Business, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Farmers markets face more stringent regulations, higher fees

Vendors at farmers markets all over the state will now pay a higher daily fee — $2 instead of the current 60 cents — and growers will face stricter inspections as part of a new state law going into effect Jan. 1, 2015.

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Figueroa Mountain says ‘Prost!’

By   /  Friday, October 31st, 2014  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Real Estate, Restaurants, Small Business, South Coast  /  Comments Off on Figueroa Mountain says ‘Prost!’

Buellton-based craft brewer Figueroa Mountain is headed across the pond with plans to open a new taproom and brewing operation in Germany. Brewbound, a source for all things beer industry related, dropped the news Oct. 30 that Figueroa is headed to the Bavaria region of the country and plans to start contract brewing there within Read More →

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Pumpkin growers spooked by drought conditions

By   /  Friday, October 24th, 2014  /  Agriculture, Latest news, Small Business, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Pumpkin growers spooked by drought conditions

With an emergency drought in full swing, tri-county pumpkins farmers had to cut back acreage and plant the seasonal crop a little earlier than usual to avoid over-ripening or rotting.

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Pressing ahead: Olive growers brace for tighter standards

By   /  Friday, October 17th, 2014  /  Agriculture, Latest news, Small Business, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Pressing ahead: Olive growers brace for tighter standards

In the quiet hills of Templeton, dense rows of olive branches line a narrow dirt road that winds through the fields and right up to the doorstep of Olea Olive Farm, where visitors can taste an array of specialty extra virgin olive oils made on-site.

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Chamber chief has growth plan for Santa Maria

By   /  Friday, October 17th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Small Business, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Chamber chief has growth plan for Santa Maria

Glenn Morris, who stepped in to lead the Santa Maria Chamber of Commerce this June, inherits the steep climb city officials have faced in galvanizing industry.

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USDA taps VSolvit team for 5-year, up to $500M contract

By   /  Friday, October 17th, 2014  /  Agriculture, Latest news, Small Business, Technology, Top Stories, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on USDA taps VSolvit team for 5-year, up to $500M contract

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency has awarded a five-year, $500 million contract to the Ventura-based tech firm VSolvit to provide software tech support for the department in areas such as budget and finance and management solutions.

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Circa Terra hopes to emulate Magellan’s South Coast success

By   /  Friday, October 17th, 2014  /  Latest news, Real Estate, Small Business, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Circa Terra hopes to emulate Magellan’s South Coast success

A former South Coast standard in travel gear is returning to its Santa Barbara roots and operating under a new name.

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