July 19, 2024
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Regulations, payroll costs hurting Ventura County growers


The Ventura County agriculture sector will lose around 815 jobs this month as Mandalay Berry Farms and Hiji Brothers shut down operations on nearly 2,500 acres in Oxnard. The closures, following the loss of 161 jobs earlier in the year when Coastal Green Vegetables and Alma Farms shut down, come as increasing costs and regulations…


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