Agriculture

Agriculture Tops $1.8 Billion in New Crop Report

| 9:36 AM

Agriculture values topped $1.8 billion for the first time since 2014 in the County of San Diego’s annual Crop Report that covers the 2020 growing season, overcoming decreases in many crop values and reported mixed effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Agriculture
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Citrus Disease Detection in San Diego County Prompts Quarantine

| 8:10 AM

The California Department of Food and Agriculture declared a quarantine in parts of north San Diego County Thursday, after detecting a potentially devastating citrus disease in the county for the first time.

Health
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VIDEO: Mobile Teams Deliver Vaccines to San Diego Farmworkers

| 11:22 AM

Farmworkers can find it challenging to get to a COVID-19 vaccination clinic because they work in rural, remote locations. But thanks to the efforts of emergency responders, the initiative Operation Collaboration has vaccinated over 2,000 farmworkers since April 9, with plans for even greater outreach over the next two months.

Agriculture
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Agriculture Blossoms Again in Annual Crop Report, Nears $1.8 Billion

| 3:07 PM

Agriculture values blossomed for the third year out of the past four and grew close to $1.8 billion, a height they last reached in 2014, in the County of San Diego’s annual Crop Report.

Consumer
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This Holiday Season, Remember: Don’t Pack a Pest!

| 8:07 AM

The holidays are a time for traveling and sending gifts, which means it’s also time to make sure you’re not carrying or shipping something that nobody wants — a pest. So, remember, don’t pack a pest!

Government

Board Votes to Preserve 300 Acres of Agricultural Land

| 4:10 PM

Supervisors voted unanimously to pay property owners to keep roughly 300 acres of their land in agricultural production instead of possibly selling it into development, as part of a program to preserve agriculture and still support farmers and ranchers.