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Region’s farmers leave more land unfarmed as drought deepens

By   /  Thursday, September 22nd, 2022  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, Regions, San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, Top Stories, Top Story, Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Region’s farmers leave more land unfarmed as drought deepens

Cilantro isn’t a huge moneymaker for Will Terry, the vice president at Terry Farms in Ventura County, but it is a quick crop that he can grow in the summer months and turn a small profit on. But, due to the ongoing drought exacerbated by limited groundwater allocation rights, growers like Terry have to make Read More →

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SLO County sets record with $1.1B in ag revenue

By   /  Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, Regions, San Luis Obispo County, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on SLO County sets record with $1.1B in ag revenue

Total revenue for the agricultural industry in San Luis Obispo County hit an all-time high in 2021, at just under $1.1 billion, according to data released Aug. 23 by the San Luis Obispo County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office. That amounts to a 10% increase over 2020’s total revenue, and it’s only the second time San Luis Read More →

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Ventura, Santa Barbara County ag revenues both grew 5% in 2021

By   /  Thursday, August 4th, 2022  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, middle, Regions, Santa Barbara County, Top Stories, Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Ventura, Santa Barbara County ag revenues both grew 5% in 2021

Both Santa Barbara and Ventura counties saw total agriculture revenue rise 5% between 2020 and 2021, combining for nearly $4 billion in revenue, despite a steep decline in a usually popular fruit, avocados. The 2021 crop reports for both Santa Barbara County and Ventura County were released in late July, while the county of San Read More →

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Cal Poly gets nearly $40M in state funds for sustainable ag programs

By   /  Monday, August 1st, 2022  /  Agribusiness, Higher Education, Latest news, Law & Goverment, Regions, San Luis Obispo County, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Cal Poly gets nearly $40M in state funds for sustainable ag programs

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FreshRealm raises $200M in region’s largest funding round of 2022

By   /  Thursday, July 21st, 2022  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, Regions, Startups, Top Stories, Ventura County  /  Comments Off on FreshRealm raises $200M in region’s largest funding round of 2022

Ventura-based FreshRealm took a huge bite from the venture capital market on July 20, with the company announcing a $200 million funding round, by far the biggest this year by a company in the tri-county region. Specific leaders of the funding round were not disclosed, but the company’s news release said it was “led by Read More →

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Cal Poly professors tackle agricultural supply chain problems

By   /  Thursday, July 7th, 2022  /  Agribusiness, Higher Education, Latest news, Regions, San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, Top Stories, Top Story, Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Cal Poly professors tackle agricultural supply chain problems

In 2019, Cyrus Ramezani, a professor at the Orfalea School of Business at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, was studying the effects on the agricultural industry of new tariffs on exports to China. That disruption was small compared to what came next, as the COVID-19 pandemic shook up supply chains around the world and then Read More →

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With futures and pre-sales, vintners discover a new, old way to sell wine

By   /  Friday, June 24th, 2022  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, Regions, San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Top Story, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on With futures and pre-sales, vintners discover a new, old way to sell wine

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