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California / Fruit Fly #73255

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 18, 1981
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(Studio) Japan reported banning produce from California due to Mediterranean fruit fly infestation.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) California officials' efforts to modify Japan's quarantine examined. [Assistant agriculture secretary C.W. McMILLAN - notes efforts with Japanese officials.] Counties affected by California's own quarantine listed on screen. [McMILLAN - anticipates getting control of situation.] Texas noted considering quarantine on California produce; seriousness of situation with Japan cited.
REPORTER: Steve Shepard

(Westley, California) California's produce exports to Japan discussed. [Pure Gold Co-op pres. James NEU - notes extent of California-Japan business] [Governor Jerry BROWN - accuses Republicans of causing problem with Japanese.] Current program to halt infestation described.
REPORTER: John North

(Studio) Upcoming item.

North, John;
Reynolds, Frank;
Shepard, Steve

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