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Did You Know?

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Did You Know?

  • There has been greater than a 50% increase in the gross value of crops in Ventura County since 1998.
  • Even with SOAR, on average 566 acres of prime farmland is converted each year. Much of that farmland is within the sphere of influence of cities and subject to a simple majority vote of a city council.
  • With gross values for crops now exceeding $2 billion, the Ventura County agricultural industry remains one of the largest sectors of our county’s economy. Preservation of farmland allows for a diversified economy.
  • Since 1998 there have been SOAR votes in 11 cities, 6 of them approving the development.  SOAR does not stop development, it just includes voters in the decision-making process.
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