Saturday, September 22, 2007

Organic Growers Busted in California

"What should be a busy weekend for farmers markets in northern California will instead be a bust for some growers in Solano County.

Earlier this week, California Department of Food and Agriculture officials imposed a 114-square mile quarantine around the city of Dixon following the discovery of Mediterranean fruit flies.

That quarantine prohibits the movement of host fruits and vegetables outside the quarantine area and severely impacts mainly organic farmers. "They're going to get hurt by this," said Solano County Agriculture Commissioner Jerry Howard."

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