Lacy Litten: Root Cause and Ripple Effects Imperil Santa Barbara County Agriculture

It has been said that the third-generation takeover of a business is usually when it fails or sells. It should be no surprise when I say that the S...

November 30, 2022
7:22 AM

It has been said that the third-generation takeover of a business is usually when it fails or sells. It should be no surprise when I say that the State of California has generally been unkind to businesses, especially agricultural businesses. Lacy Litten Increasingly complex and overreaching regulations are forcing many family farms to shut down or sell out, not to mention, the complications that can arise when multiple generations and many members of the family are working for the business. Most farms in our area are family-owned and operated, many within their fourth, fifth or sixth generation of operation.

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