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Santa Maria ag forum focuses on challenges

By   /  Friday, February 14th, 2020  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Latest news, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Santa Maria ag forum focuses on challenges

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Federal shutdown took a toll in the Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, January 25th, 2019  /  Central Coast, South Coast, Top Stories, Top Story, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Federal shutdown took a toll in the Tri-Counties

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San Miguel Produce gets $250,000 grant to spur job growth in Ventura County

By   /  Tuesday, September 11th, 2018  /  Latest news, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on San Miguel Produce gets $250,000 grant to spur job growth in Ventura County

The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded Oxnard wholesaler San Miguel Produce a $250,000 grant to spur job growth in Ventura County. Part of the USDA’s Rural Development initiative, the funding aims to help generate 28 jobs and provide working capital for San Miguel’s juicing kit project which combines kale, spinach, beet greens, bok choy and Read More →

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Goleta company doubles sales of popular all-meat dog treats

By   /  Friday, April 27th, 2018  /  Latest news, Small Business, South Coast, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Goleta company doubles sales of popular all-meat dog treats

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Cal Poly SLO gets funding to study strawberry plants, teach communications

By   /  Friday, September 8th, 2017  /  Agribusiness, Education, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Cal Poly SLO gets funding to study strawberry plants, teach communications

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo announced Sept. 8 that it received a grant to teach environmental science communications a day after the university’s strawberry center was included in a $4.5 million study to find disease resistance in strawberry plants. The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded professors Yi-Wen Chiu and Jason Peters $140,000 over three years to pilot the new curriculum, Read More →

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USDA grant will establish water market on Oxnard Plain

By   /  Tuesday, June 13th, 2017  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on USDA grant will establish water market on Oxnard Plain

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $1.9 million to a pilot project establishing a centralized water market on the Oxnard Plain, it was announced June 13. The Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency approved the plan in November, created through a partnership between California Lutheran University faculty members Matthew Fienup and Edgar Terry. Terry is Read More →

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USDA will allow lemon imports from Argentina

By   /  Tuesday, December 20th, 2016  /  Agribusiness, Latest news  /  Comments Off on USDA will allow lemon imports from Argentina

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Dec. 20 that it would publish its final rule allowing lemon imports from areas of Argentina into the U.S. Its pest risk assessment and three site visits, most recently in September, led the agency to conclude that a systems approach requiring registration, monitoring, treatment and traceability protocols for production Read More →

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