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July 23, 1993 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite bad weather earlier this year, strawberry growers in Orange County have harvested 3.86 million trays of the sweet red fruit since the 1993 season began. That's up 6.3% from 3.6 million trays in the same period a year ago. But the increase isn't cause for joy. Prices are unchanged from last year while growers' costs increased tremendously because of heavy rains earlier this year.
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BUSINESS
July 23, 1993 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite bad weather earlier this year, strawberry growers in Orange County have harvested 3.86 million trays of the sweet red fruit since the 1993 season began. That's up 6.3% from 3.6 million trays in the same period a year ago. But the increase isn't cause for joy. Prices are unchanged from last year while growers' costs increased tremendously because of heavy rains earlier this year.
NEWS
August 9, 1990 | JANICE JONES
When Eileen and Mark LaMorte began raising house plants and nursery stock in Anaheim 15 years ago, their greenhouses were surrounded by small, family-owned farms and chicken ranches. They sold their plants once a week at an open-air market conducted by local growers who harvested their produce at sunrise and sold it directly to consumers from the back of their truck.
BUSINESS
January 19, 1993 | Anne Michaud, Times staff writer
You would think the rain would bring mostly good news for Orange County's largest agricultural industry, but no such luck. Nursery stock and cut flower growers, who generated revenue of $141 million in 1991--the most recent figure available from the Orange County Agricultural Commission--have had their share of problems. The rain makes the ground soft and muddy. The 40-foot truck trailers that visit fields to collect the trees slip and slide. Also, the rain has washed out some roads.
BUSINESS
November 13, 1991 | ANNE MICHAUD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Fear that the poinsettia whitefly will migrate from the infested Imperial Valley to Orange County has kept telephones ringing at the office of the Orange County Agricultural Commission. John Ellis, a commission spokesman, said the fear is probably unfounded. The pest has been found in small numbers in Orange County for 40 years, but it does not thrive here because of the weather and crop mix.
BUSINESS
July 19, 1991
The organizers of the Orange County Fair decided this would be a good year to honor the county's honey industry. After all, it might be there last chance if the 1990s turn out to be even half as bad as the '80s were for the county's beekeepers. From a peak of more than 10,000 producing colonies in 1982, the number of active hives in the county has declined 63% to 3,689 last year. Production of honey fell 79%, and sales of beeswax and other byproducts plummeted 90% from 1982 to 1990.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 2004 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
An Anaheim pest control firm violated the law when it distributed poison bait to kill squirrels along a stretch of the Santa Ana River Trail in Huntington Beach, the Orange County Agricultural Commission said Friday. Workers for Pest Options did not follow the label directions for the poison, diphacinone, which called for using special boxes or other alternatives to ensure that dogs and cats can't eat the deadly bait, said county Agricultural Commissioner Rick LeFeuvre.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1998
Frank Parsons, former chief deputy of the Orange County Agricultural Commission and a community leader for youth, has died. He was 72. Parsons, who became a familiar government spokesman during the medfly crisis in the late 1980s, died March 1 of congestive heart failure. His family said that Parsons, a church elder, was stricken while serving Communion at the First Presbyterian Church of Orange.
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