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Giant wooden murals of farmworkers are seen at 'The Farm' February 9, 2005 in Salinas, California. Artist, John Cerney, created his giant life-like murals of farmworkers based on actual people who have worked in the Salinas Valley agriculture community. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Record Drought Expected To Leave Thousands Jobless, Cost $1.7 Billion In Agriculture

Researchers say California’s drought could cost the state’s agricultural economy $1.7 billion this year and leave more than 14,000 farmworkers without work.


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Oriental Fruit Fly Prompts Quarantine In Parts Of Orange And LA Counties

Multiple adult flies and larvae have been detected on properties within a 130-square-mile quarantine zone, California Department of Food and Agriculture officials said.

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At Least 2 Cities Under Quarantine After Med Flies Found In Traps

CLAREMONT ( — An 88-square mile stretch of land in the Rancho Cucamonga area is under quarantine after Mediterranean fruit flies were found in tree traps. The California Department of Food and Agriculture set up a […]

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/27/2012

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Officials: Citrus Disease Discovered In Hacienda Heights

Agricultural officials Friday confirmed the discovery of a citrus disease in Los Angeles County.