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Calavo Growers president resigning for job at FreshRealm

By   /  Monday, December 19th, 2016  /  Agribusiness, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Calavo Growers president resigning for job at FreshRealm

Santa Paula-based Calavo Growers President and Chief Operating Officer Kenneth Catchot will resign on Jan. 6 and be replaced by Lecil Cole, according to a Dec. 19 Securities and Exchange Commission filing. Catchot will take on a senior management position with FreshRealm, which Calavo holds a 46 percent ownership interest. FreshRealm is a Ventura-based company Read More →

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Weak peso could be trouble for tri-county ag producers

By   /  Friday, July 29th, 2016  /  Agribusiness, Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Weak peso could be trouble for tri-county ag producers

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Freska buys Oceanside avocado packing plant

By   /  Thursday, December 17th, 2015  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Freska buys Oceanside avocado packing plant

Oxnard-based Freska Produce International has purchased an avocado packer, Harvest Time Produce of Oceanside, the company announced in a news release Dec. 17. The move by Freska, which already has a Mexican avocado program, will allow the company known for mangoes to use the Oceanside packing plant to become a year-round provider of avocados. Terms Read More →

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Farmers markets face more stringent regulations, higher fees

By   /  Friday, November 7th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, Small Business, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Farmers markets face more stringent regulations, higher fees

Vendors at farmers markets all over the state will now pay a higher daily fee — $2 instead of the current 60 cents — and growers will face stricter inspections as part of a new state law going into effect Jan. 1, 2015.

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