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California Citrus Growers / Snail Problem #257680

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 05, 1978
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(Studio) Report on California citrus growers' problem.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) Details given concerning problems that citrus growers are having with snails this year; Riverside Cnty. is hardest hit. [County agriculture commission spokesperson Robert HOWIE - has never seen snail problem as bad as this yr. Notes they haven't been able to use product containing arsenic to control snails because of Environmental Protection Agency ban on it.] Other counties affected include San Diego, San Bernardino, Orange and Ventura; Sacramento's authorization for growers to use stronger pesticide cited. Growers' statements that losses won't be passed on to consumer reported.
REPORTER: Harold Dow

Cronkite, Walter;
Dow, Harold

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