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Send Your Best, Not a Pest

| 10:14 AM

Who would want a homemade holiday fruit basket — with creepy mealybugs? Or a giant whiteflies hiding in hand-picked poinsettias? Nobody, right? But it can happen. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who will be traveling this holiday season, remember — don’t pack a pest!

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Got Compost? We’ve Got Classes

| 7:59 AM

Over the next two weekends, folks from small farms, community gardens, parks, schools and some businesses can dig deeper into composting — and improve the world and stay ahead of the law — through a series of free workshops and field trips. The first two workshops are scheduled to be held from 9:30 a.m. to […]

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Farmers, Businesses May Be Eligible for Drought Assistance

| 9:32 AM

San Diego County farmers, ranchers and businesses may seek some relief from the drought through two loan programs. Eligible farmers and ranchers of “family-sized” farming operations may apply for a U.S. Department of Agriculture disaster loan for physical damage and crop production loss that has occurred since Jan. 1, 2016. The maximum disaster loan amount […]

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Bee-ing Safe

| 1:34 PM

Springtime. The yard work is calling, the flowers are blooming — and the bees are here!