CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 1988 |
The managing editor of the California Farmer--the state's oldest agriculture journal--has resigned in a controversy sparked by the magazine's report that some table grape growers illegally use a growth-enhancing chemical in their vineyards. Managing Editor Richard Smoley said he was pressured to resign. "The article was the straw that broke the camel's back," Smoley said. Smoley, who had worked at the magazine for six years, assigned and edited the article, titled "The Big Fix."