Business & Real Estate

February 2, 2014 12:00 AM

Family Farms: How to pass on - or sell off - the family business

For hundreds of California’s ag and farm families, figuring out how to hand off – or sell off – the family business can be treacherous ground. Whether it’s a dairy farm, a rice-growing operation, a tomato-processing plant or a cattle ranch, there can be any number of complicating factors: family squabbles, rising land values, adult children with other lifestyle/career choices, a lack of succession planning to decide who gets what. A look at how several Central Valley multi-generation families are making those tough decisions.

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