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Hass avocados from Colombia could be coming to a grocery store near you

Hass avocados from Colombia could be coming to a grocery store near you

WASHINGTON — California’s Hass avocado growers would face new competition, but U.S. consumers could see some slightly lower prices, under a new Agriculture Department proposal to admit imports from Colombia. In its latest market-opening move, the Agriculture Department on Thursday published for public comment the proposal that Colombia’s Hass avocados be admitted into the United […]

SOAR vs. Measure F

SOAR vs. Measure F

What is the difference between Measure C and Measure F and who are the SOAR people?  Who truly is SOAR? Having lived here about ten years I’ve come to witness and see the changes to Ventura County.  Heck I was involved with discussions back in 2002 about CSUCI when I was attending a CSU sister […]

4th Annual Ventura County Farm Day: November 5

4th Annual Ventura County Farm Day: November 5

New Non-Profit Provides Much-Needed Information on Ventura County Agriculture

New Non-Profit Provides Much-Needed Information on Ventura County Agriculture

Farmers do not support Measure C — Measure F is for Farmers!

Farmers do not support  Measure C — Measure F is for Farmers!

No on Measure C VCTA recommends a no vote on Ventura County Measure C . The preferred ballot measure on this subject is Measure F. – Measure C is virtually nothing more than a 30 year extension of the existing SOAR ordinance. It is inconceivable that after 16 years of experience there haven’t been any […]

Register Now Agricultural Water Use Efficiency Education and Funding Event

Register Now Agricultural Water Use Efficiency Education and Funding Event

CLU/CERF: Community Conversation on the Effects of SOAR

CLU/CERF: Community Conversation on the Effects of SOAR

The Center for Economic Research and Forecasting (CERF) associated with California Lutheran University (CLU) School of Management hosted a “Community Conversation” about the Effects of the SOAR (Saving Open Space and Agricultural Resources) legislation. The event was held on September 9, 2016 in Oxnard with about 40 in attendance plus three panelists and a moderator. […]

Date Announced for 4th Annual Ventura County Farm Day

Date Announced for 4th Annual Ventura County Farm Day

The 4th Annual Ventura Farm Day will take place Saturday, November 5. On Farm Day, more than 20 Ventura County farms open their doors and invite the public to experience a day of agricultural learning firsthand. This free event for all ages connects the community with its farming neighbors. Farm Day hours are 10:00 a.m. […]

4th Annual Ventura County Farm Day “Celebrating the Hands & Lands That Feed Us”

4th Annual Ventura County Farm Day  “Celebrating the Hands & Lands That Feed Us”

Date:        Saturday, November 5, 2016 Time:      10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Free Ventura County farm tours                 4:00 p.m. –  9:00 p.m. – Farm Day Barbeque Tour Locations: Farms throughout Ventura County including McGrath Family Farm, Houweling’s Tomatoes, Gill’s Onions, Deardorff Family Farms and Petty Ranch Ventura County Farm Day Barbeque Location:  Ventura County Fair […]

US lemon growers feel squeezed by plan for Argentine imports

US lemon growers feel squeezed by plan for Argentine imports

WASHINGTON — California lemon growers and their allies are seeking reinforcements in their campaign against proposed imports from Argentina. Now both sides in this cross-border citrus clash will get more time to rally. On Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture extended until Aug. 10 a public comment period that’s already revealed deep anxiety within the […]