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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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Mission Produce shares up despite dip in Q2 earnings

By   /  Thursday, June 9th, 2022  /  Agribusiness, Banking & Finance, Earnings, Latest news, Regions, Tri-County Public Companies, Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Mission Produce shares up despite dip in Q2 earnings

Oxnard-based Mission Produce, one of the largest avocado distributors in the world, reported its second-quarter earnings on June 8, including an increase in revenue even as net income fell. Mission recorded revenue of $278.1 million in the second quarter, an 18% increase compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company said this was Read More →

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Calavo shares up nearly 20% after company reports shrinking losses in Q2

By   /  Monday, June 6th, 2022  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, left, Regions, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Calavo shares up nearly 20% after company reports shrinking losses in Q2

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