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<img src="https://media.bizj.us/view/img/1162281/pammarrone*100xx1042-1042-0-26.jpg">Davis-based Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., a developer of biologically based pesticides, is partnering with a Santa Clara-based technology startup that will utilize an app to monitor how well Marrone's products work on produce crops.

Pam Marrone, CEO of Marrone Bio (Nasdaq: MBII), said her company has joined with AgShift, which makes an iPhone app to assess the quality of produce crops. Marrone said the app will be used to compare crops treated with her company's products with those left untreated.

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Davis-based Marrone Bio Innovations partners with app developer for pilot program

Davis-based Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., a developer of biologically based pesticides, is partnering with a Santa Clara-based technology startup that will utilize an app to monitor how well Marrone’s products work on produce crops. Pam Marrone, CEO of Marrone Bio (Nasdaq: MBII), said her company has joined with AgShift, which makes an iPhone app to […]

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<img src="https://media.bizj.us/view/img/10459038/dsc2205a*100xx3941-3941-984-0.jpg">W hen a large manufacturer like Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc. moves operations out of California, business leaders are quick to blame California’s tax burden and regulations.

But such factors did not play a big role in Aerojet’s (NYSE: AJRD) decision to move jobs from Rancho Cordova to Huntsville, Alabama, according to Aerojet chief operating officer Mark Tucker.

After the company’s announcement last month that it was moving or eliminating 1,100 jobs from the Sacramento area, the Greater…<div>
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More on the cover story: Were state regulations a factor in Aerojet’s decision to remove local jobs?

W hen a large manufacturer like Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc. moves operations out of California, business leaders are quick to blame California’s tax burden and regulations. But such factors did not play a big role in Aerojet’s (NYSE: AJRD) decision to move jobs from Rancho Cordova to Huntsville, Alabama, according to Aerojet chief operating officer […]

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<img src="https://media.bizj.us/view/img/10286801/dsc0437a*100xx3948-3948-0-69.jpg">Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. announced a deal Tuesday for two of its products to be distributed and marketed in Mexico. It will be the Davis-based company's first sales of its biologically based insecticides outside the U.S.

Under the agreement, Guadalajara-based Agri-Star, one of Mexico’s leading agricultural distributors, will distribute Marrone Bio’s (Nasdaq: MBII) products Grandevo and Venerate — biologically based products that offer protection against thrips, whiteflies, Asian citrus…<div>
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Marrone Bio to sell first bioinsecticides in Mexico

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. announced a deal Tuesday for two of its products to be distributed and marketed in Mexico. It will be the Davis-based company’s first sales of its biologically based insecticides outside the U.S. Under the agreement, Guadalajara-based Agri-Star, one of Mexico’s leading agricultural distributors, will distribute Marrone Bio’s (Nasdaq: MBII) products Grandevo […]

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<img src="https://media.bizj.us/view/img/10430213/galgiani*100xx3024-3024-504-0.jpg">Taxpayer groups and business advocates joined a pair of Central Valley legislators at the state Capitol Monday to support a pair of bills they say would expand a tax break for manufacturers and help retain jobs statewide.

Although the legislation was introduced in February, Assemblyman Jim Cooper, D-Elk Grove, framed it in the context of Aerojet Rockedyne Holdings Inc.'s (NYSE: AJRD) April 10 announcement that it will relocate or eliminate 1,100 jobs from its facilities in Rancho Cordova. The relocated…<div>
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In wake of Aerojet, Central Valley lawmakers push to extend tax break for manufacturers

Taxpayer groups and business advocates joined a pair of Central Valley legislators at the state Capitol Monday to support a pair of bills they say would expand a tax break for manufacturers and help retain jobs statewide. Although the legislation was introduced in February, Assemblyman Jim Cooper, D-Elk Grove, framed it in the context of […]

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<img src="https://media.bizj.us/view/img/10430213/galgiani*100xx3024-3024-504-0.jpg">Taxpayer groups and business advocates joined a pair of Central Valley legislators at the state Capitol Monday to support a pair of bills they say would expand a tax break for manufacturers and help retain jobs statewide.

Although the legislation was introduced in February, Assemblyman Jim Cooper, D-Elk Grove, framed it in the context of Aerojet Rockedyne Holdings Inc.'s (NYSE: AJRD) April 10 announcement that it will relocate or eliminate 1,100 jobs from its facilities in Rancho Cordova. The relocated…<div>
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In wake of Aerojet, Central Valley lawmakers push to extend tax break for manufacturers

Taxpayer groups and business advocates joined a pair of Central Valley legislators at the state Capitol Monday to support a pair of bills they say would expand a tax break for manufacturers and help retain jobs statewide. Although the legislation was introduced in February, Assemblyman Jim Cooper, D-Elk Grove, framed it in the context of […]

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<img src="https://media.bizj.us/view/img/10418209/dsc5228a*100xx4016-4016-1000-0.jpg">A West Sacramento company is looking to break the mold in the plastics industry when it comes to manufacturing water bottles.

Origin Materials is working to develop water bottles with plastic that’s made from 100 percent biosourced materials. That’s an alternative to traditional polyethylene terephthalate or “PET” water bottles that are petroleum-based.

Although bottles made from biosourced materials aren’t necessarily new — The Coca-Cola Co. debuted its 30 percent biosourced PET “PlantBottle”…<div>
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West Sac company is banking on a new type of plastic

A West Sacramento company is looking to break the mold in the plastics industry when it comes to manufacturing water bottles. Origin Materials is working to develop water bottles with plastic that’s made from 100 percent biosourced materials. That’s an alternative to traditional polyethylene terephthalate or “PET” water bottles that are petroleum-based. Although bottles made […]

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<img src="https://media.bizj.us/view/img/5654341/marijuanaplantleavespotistock*100xx2573-2578-1294-0.jpg">The city of Sacramento on Monday began accepting applications for commercial cannabis cultivation, and scores of marijuana growers and aspiring marijuana growers are starting through the city's process.

To prevent a flood of applications all at once, city officials set up an appointment system to meet with applicants, according to program specialist Zarah Cruz.

Cruz said the city had 11 scheduled appointments set up Monday for growers hoping to cultivate in the city. All of those prospective cultivators…<div>
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Sacramento officials meeting with dozens of marijuana cultivation applicants

The city of Sacramento on Monday began accepting applications for commercial cannabis cultivation, and scores of marijuana growers and aspiring marijuana growers are starting through the city’s process. To prevent a flood of applications all at once, city officials set up an appointment system to meet with applicants, according to program specialist Zarah Cruz. Cruz […]

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