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ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 11, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) California Governor Pete Wilson reported declaring a state of emergency in farmlands where crops have been destroyed by the poinsettia whitefly.

(El Centro, California: Gary Shepard) Impact of these insects on the fruit and vegetable crops featured; farm scenes shown. [Farmer Jean-Pierre MENVIELLE, assistant agricultural commissioner Miguel MONROY, cantaloupe farmer Ben ABATTI - talk about the bugs.] Likely rise in produce prices as the flies spread to Texas, Arizona and northern Mexico cited.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Shepard, Gary
Duration:
00:01:50

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