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House bill gives growers new hope for immigration reform

By   /  Friday, March 26th, 2021  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, Law, South Coast, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Top Story, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

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Calavo reports lower revenue, higher earnings

By   /  Wednesday, March 10th, 2021  /  Agribusiness, Banking & Finance, Earnings, Latest news, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Calavo reports lower revenue, higher earnings

Calavo Growers saw its net income rise by millions, pulling the company out of the red, even as it reported that its first-quarter revenue shrank by 19%. The Santa Paula-based avocado distributor reported net income of $5.3 million, or 30 cents per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2021, when it released its quarterly Read More →

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Santa Maria farm pays $30k to workers to settle labor complaint

By   /  Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Latest news, Law, right, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Santa Maria farm pays $30k to workers to settle labor complaint

More than 200 Santa Maria farmworkers received settlement checks from Rancho Laguna Farms on Feb. 21, a day after the farm agreed to a $30,000 informal settlement of an unfair labor practice charge with the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board. The board distributed checks to 212 farmworkers at the Central Coast United for a Sustainable Read More →

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Lack of masks, insufficient translations: Farmworkers tell of COVID response problems

By   /  Friday, February 12th, 2021  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, Latest news, left, South Coast, Top Stories, Top Story, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Lack of masks, insufficient translations: Farmworkers tell of COVID response problems

For months, many farmworkers in the tri-county region and the rest of California, especially indigenous workers who speak neither Spanish nor English, were not properly informed of the dangers of COVID-19, leading to outbreaks and poor working conditions. Despite being labeled essential workers by the state, farmworkers often felt ignored, according to a recent study Read More →

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Hunting for a pandemic indulgence, region’s diners feast on truffles

By   /  Friday, January 29th, 2021  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, left, Restaurants, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Hunting for a pandemic indulgence, region’s diners feast on truffles

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Mission Produce reports earnings drop in first post-IPO filing

By   /  Tuesday, January 19th, 2021  /  Agribusiness, Banking & Finance, Earnings, Latest news, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Mission Produce reports earnings drop in first post-IPO filing

Revenue and net income took a hit in the fourth quarter of 2020 for Oxnard-based Mission Produce, as the company released its first earnings report on Jan. 19 since its initial public offering in October. Mission Produce reported revenue totaling $206.8 million for the quarter ended Oct. 31, which was an 11% decrease from the Read More →

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HLB-sniffing dogs find a home in Ventura County

By   /  Friday, January 15th, 2021  /  Agribusiness, East Ventura County, Latest news, Subscriber content, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on HLB-sniffing dogs find a home in Ventura County

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