If you were a farmer which County would you think produces the highest yield per acre?
Grand Jury Report Reveals Santa Barbara County’s Highest-Paid Government Officials“The most recent Santa Barbara County Grand Jury Report on compensation spotlights the highest-paid government workers in county government, cities, school districts, special districts and colleges. With lagging tax revenues, jurisdictions all over the county have struggled to balance budgets”
Than I found this story” in 2011 Santa Barbara ranks among the top 1 percent of American counties for agricultural production, with annual sales of $1.2 billion.".Having shared that is it possible more than 1 BILLION in agricultural production is going unreported?
Agriculture in San Luis Obispo County:
Average size of farms: 568 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $170,712 = 300.54 per acre average earned
Agriculture in Santa Barbara County:
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $496,715 divided by 524. = 947.93 per acre average earned
Agriculture in Los Angeles County:
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $182,309 divided by 72.0 = 2532.06 per acre average earned
Why is it when every I decide to compare the math behind a statements of fact it creates more concerns than it answer’s? The first question that jumps off to me is are we here in Santa Barbara county being cheated out of over 1 Billion dollars in tax revenues, from our agricultural community , if not why not?