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  • Proposed pesticide creates growing concern for farm workers

    June 24, 2010 10:31 PM

    Farm workers are outraged over a state proposal that would allow a new pesticide to be used in California. In April, the state board that regulates pesticides proposed allowing growers to use methyl iodide. It would replace the popular fumigant, methyl bromide, that's being phased out because it depletes... more »
  • Woman sexually assaulted in Santa Maria field

    March 12, 2010 11:02 AM

    Police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a 49-year-old woman in an agricultural field west of Santa Maria. The woman was walking in the 200 block of North Broadway around 8 p.m. Thursday, when she agreed to take ride from the suspect to another location in Santa... more »
  • Victim identified in Nipomo murder case

    February 16, 2010 9:23 PM

    New information tonight on a man found dead Monday morning near a field in Nipomo. Investigators have identified the man as 32-year-old Pedro Gonzalez. They say he lived in guadalupe and they believe someone murdered him. A driver found his body near a broccoli field owned by San Ysidro... more »
  • Storms halt harvesting for local farmers

    January 22, 2010 9:35 PM

    Storms throughout the region have created headaches for local growers. The weather is keeping workers inside and farm equipment off the fields. They say the rain is welcome--just not this much... at one time. This much rain over-saturates the ground and crops. The majority of produce sold across the country... more »

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