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California / Fruit Fly #278546

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 27, 1981
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(Studio) Mexico reported quarantining California fruit from several countries due to Mediterranean fruit fly infestation.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Reedley, California) Impact of scattered quarantine on California's fruit harvest this yr. examined; details given, films shown. [Growers George KITAHARA, Vernon CONRAD - note possible impact of quarantine.] Packers' efforts to kill fruit fly noted also damaging some fruit. [Packer and grower Steve GEORGE - thinks aerial spraying should have begun sooner; blames Governor Jerry Brown for losses.] State's effort to have Supreme Court lift quarantines mentioned; details of Mexico's quarantine given.
REPORTER: Barry Petersen

(Studio) Measures taken by Texas Governor Bill Clements to protect state against infected California fruit announced.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Petersen, Barry;
Schieffer, Bob

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