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Pandemic kills demand for tri-county produce and cut flowers

By   /  Friday, April 10th, 2020  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast Health Watch, right, Small Business, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Pandemic kills demand for tri-county produce and cut flowers

COVID-19 restrictions that canceled events and shuttered restaurants have collapsed distribution chains for fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers grown throughout the Tri-Counties. Consumer demand plunged, growers said, as buyers prioritized shelf-stable goods like grains, pasta and frozen and canned foods, foregoing berries, leafy greens and cut flowers grown on the Central Coast. “(Agriculture is) an Read More →

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Westerlay Orchids buys land in Oxnard for new greenhouse

By   /  Friday, October 26th, 2018  /  Agribusiness, middle, Real Estate, South Coast, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Westerlay Orchids buys land in Oxnard for new greenhouse

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Westerlay Orchids donating tour proceeds to education foundation

By   /  Thursday, April 5th, 2018  /  Agribusiness, Education, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Westerlay Orchids donating tour proceeds to education foundation

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Thomas fire costs ag industry hundreds of millions

By   /  Friday, February 2nd, 2018  /  Agribusiness, Top Stories, Top Story  /  Comments Off on Thomas fire costs ag industry hundreds of millions

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Strawberries still reign but sank in 2015

By   /  Friday, December 23rd, 2016  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Latest news, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Strawberries still reign but sank in 2015

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Tri-county flower growers cut out the middleman

By   /  Friday, September 16th, 2016  /  Agribusiness, left  /  Comments Off on Tri-county flower growers cut out the middleman

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Budding trend: Region’s growers count on locavore movement

By   /  Friday, February 7th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Features, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Budding trend: Region’s growers count on locavore movement

The $176 million tri-county cut-flower industry is hoping to woo Valentine’s Day shoppers, who are expected to spend $1.8 billion nationwide this year on blooms for their sweethearts.

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