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Uncommon donor for Ojai food project

By   /  Friday, January 25th, 2013  /  Agribusiness, Nonprofits, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Uncommon donor for Ojai food project

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Strawberries sweeten ag outlook: Citrus pest, labor shortage continue to worry farmers

By   /  Friday, January 4th, 2013  /  Agribusiness, Features, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Strawberries sweeten ag outlook: Citrus pest, labor shortage continue to worry farmers

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Farmers fret over worker deficit in the fields

By   /  Friday, November 23rd, 2012  /  Agribusiness, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  2 Comments

An agricultural labor shortage across the Tri-Counties is leaving some farmers wringing their hands and wondering whether a portion of next year’s crops may be left in the ground. Agricultural officials and growers are reporting that for the 2012 harvest season, labor crews were 20 percent to 30 percent smaller than in years past, and Read More →

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Growers head to court in salad smackdown

By   /  Friday, October 26th, 2012  /  Agribusiness, Law, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Growers head to court in salad smackdown

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USDA to offer settlements to farmers who faced lending bias

By   /  Friday, October 26th, 2012  /  Agribusiness, Law, Small Business, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on USDA to offer settlements to farmers who faced lending bias

In an effort to “correct the wrongs of the past,” the U.S. Department of Agriculture has instituted a retroactive claims process for Hispanic and female farmers and ranchers who allege there were denied loans from the agency for discriminatory reasons. Some of the potentially affected claimants are farmers in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. The Read More →

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Editorial: Ventura County’s green farming ready for spotlight

By   /  Friday, July 20th, 2012  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Ventura County’s green farming ready for spotlight

Ventura County’s ability to be an attractive location for filming depends heavily on its ability to preserve its historic landscape and culture.

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Farmers look to tech to keep county’s ag competitive

By   /  Friday, March 16th, 2012  /  Agribusiness, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Farmers look to tech to keep county’s ag competitive

The times are changing for farmers in Ventura County. Heavy government regulations, environmental restraints and competition from south of the border have led farmers in the county’s $2 billion agricultural industry to change the way they operate. Like their counterparts across the state, growers in Ventura County are increasingly reliant on technology to speed up Read More →

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