A recent report on damage to local agriculture from the Thomas fire highlighted a crucial industry in our county that helps reduce the risk of large wildfires: cattle ranchers.
Agricultural Commissioner Henry Gonzalez’s presentation to the Ventura County Board of Supervisors on Jan. 23 showed dramatically the stark difference between the blackened, burned land in the county where brush had grown unchecked and the managed, cleared grazing land that had gone relatively unscathed.
At the pres...
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