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Limoneira could lead water-efficiency push in California drought

By   /  Friday, March 28th, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Limoneira could lead water-efficiency push in California drought

One of the cool things about covering business in the Tri-Counties is that at least once a year we get a pretty close look at what’s happening at one of the region’s largest agribusiness holding companies. That’s because Santa Paula-based Limoneira Co., founded in 1893, happens to be a publicly traded company. The company began Read More →

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Santa Paula entrepreneur turns attention to Chinese attack victims

By   /  Friday, March 7th, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Santa Paula entrepreneur turns attention to Chinese attack victims

Henry Dubroff

“None of the victims did anything wrong except being in the wrong place at the wrong time. This is about people helping people. We all live here,” Santa Paula resident William Irion, who frequently travels to China, told me.

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Developers back out of deal to buy Santa Maria parcels from Limoneira

By   /  Friday, March 7th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Central Coast, Real Estate, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Developers back out of deal to buy Santa Maria parcels from Limoneira

Two housing developments in Santa Maria are back on the market after a potential buyer backed out of an $8.3 million deal with Limoneira Co.

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Editorial: Ventura County will miss business icon Sam Edwards

By   /  Friday, February 7th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Ventura County will miss business icon Sam Edwards

Ventura County certainly would look a lot different today without the extraordinary accomplishments of the late Dr. Samuel Edwards.

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Dry weather plagues Ventura County strawberries

By   /  Sunday, January 26th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, East Ventura County, Latest news, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Dry weather plagues Ventura County strawberries

Oxnard strawberry growers lost an average $10,000 to $15,000 per acre worth of crop last year because the berries died off prematurely in dry weather, and farmers could be in for a repeat of that scenario this year.

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Limoneira shares sour on Q4 loss

By   /  Monday, January 13th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Earnings, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Limoneira shares sour on Q4 loss

Shares of Santa Paula-based Limoneira Co. plunged 8.1 percent in mid-afternoon trading on Monday after the company reported a fourth-quarter loss of $1.1 million, compared to a $141,000 profit a year earlier. The loss was primarily the result of lower avocado volume and revenue, the firm said.

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Calavo shares jump on higher avocado sales

By   /  Tuesday, January 7th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Banking & Finance, Earnings, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Calavo shares jump on higher avocado sales

Shares of Calavo Growers soared 6.5 percent on Tuesday, when the Santa Paula-based produce marketer reported fourth-quarter revenue climbed 35 percent to $190.7 million on higher avocado prices and volume.

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