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October 31, 2007 - 2:40pm Judge Birdick is currently reviewing documents from both sides and will return tomorrow, 11/01/07 to decide if a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) will be issued to stop the spraying.

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"City, county team up to fight spraying" "The Santa Cruz City Council voted unanimously in closed session Tuesday to "seek consolidation" and join Santa Cruz County in suing the state over the aerial spraying of the light brown apple moth." By TOM RAGAN SENTINEL

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California Department of Food and Agriculture, Response to Assemblymember John Laird, October 16, 2007 questions. See 5.2 (page 6).

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Senate Biill - 556 AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY JUNE 21, 2007

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CEQA Title 14. California Code of Regulations, Chapter 3, Article 18, Section 15269,
Subsection (c)

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October 29, 2007 4:45 PM Santa Cruz Board of Supervisors Voted 4-1 to take legal action against CDFA. The Board will be asking for temporary restraining order (TRO) on Wed 10/31/07 at 1pm with Judge Burdick, Department 8 at the Santa Cruz County House, 701 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA

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"County supervisors will sue to prevent aerial spraying" By GENEVIEVE BOOKWALTER SENTINEL STAFF WRITER

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Call County Board of Supervisor (831) 454-2200 and Thank them for taking legal action to stop the LBAM spray. -- 3:40 PM Santa Cruz Board of Supervisors Voted 4-1 to take legal action against CDFA.

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October 26, 2007

Stop the Spray March/ Rally was a BIG success!! CDFA go away !

We dont want your bio-spray!



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October 26, 2007 The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors is meeting in a closed door session on Monday, 10/29 to decide if legal action will be taken. Therefore, we need to contact County Board of Supervisor and let them know: 1) Thank you for supporting the resolution to stop the spraying. 2)Please vote to immediately join the city's lawsuit to stop the spraying. until a safer resolutions can be made. County Board of Supervisors 831-454-2200

SC Board of Supervisors Resolution

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YEARLY SPRAY SCHEDULE At October 23rd Meeting: During a Q&A period with the public last night, Secretary of CDFA, A. G. Kawamura, and other state officials revealed their spray schedule. After the November, 2007 pesticide aerial applications, spraying will resume in March, 2008 and continue EVERY 30 DAYS FOR 9 MONTHS STRAIGHT!! Then again in 2009, starting in March, biochemical pesticides will again be sprayed on the human population EVERY 30 DAYS FOR 9 MONTHS STRAIGHT!! They said that this will continue for two complete moth life cycles after the very last moth is found. In other words, since they have previously admitted that the efficacy of this method is unknown, these operations will continue indefinitely... for years and years!! The state officials were also asked if there has been any crop damage documented at all so far in California due to the LBAM. After whispering to each other for about 20-30 seconds, a sober answer was finally given. And the answer was, "No". And we're supposed to believe that this is deserving of an "emergency" status?

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Planes making the pheromone application were grounded at 11 p.m. last night (Thursday, 10/25/07) due to cloud cover. The current treatment summary is as follows: Zone 1 - 100 % completed Zone 2 - 85 % completed Zone 3 - 40 % completed Zone 4 - 99 % completed Zone 5 - 48 % completed Zone 6 - 17 % completed Zone 7 - 8 % completed

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Actual sprayed area in Monterey on 10/25/07 Spray plan for Monterey 10/25/07

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"Governor Schwarzenegger Backs Aerial Biochemical Spraying That Harms Children"

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"Spray What?"- Monterey County Weekly

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"Fight or Flight" Monterey County Weekly

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"Light Brown Apple Moth The light brown apple moth debate". Monterey County Weekly

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October 25, 2007

Actual sprayed area on 10/25/07

Spray plan for Monterey 10/25/07


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Monterey Biochem Spray Plan Map for 10/24/07. There were to be 3 planes spraying Monterey but on the night of 10/24/07 one plane was grounded with problems and another plane was removed from air at 2:30 am due to problems.
Feeling safe?

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Map of areas that were actually sprayed on 10/24/07
Here is the list of zones and partial zones treated 10/24/07 night: zone 1 - 100%/ zone 2 - 60%/ zone 3 - 40% /zone 4 - 40%/ zone 5 - 10%/ zone 6 - none / zone 7 - none

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October 24, 2007 Santa Cruz City Council heros: Ed Porter & Tony Madrigal Also thank Mayor Emily Reilly and Mike Rotkin. Tell them thanks and demand legal action now & dont wait!- 831.420-5020 Cynthia Mathews and Lynn Robinson need to remember they are to represent the people they serve. 831.420-5020

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"Santa Cruz votes to fight state's moth spraying in court" - "With City Council members Cynthia Mathews and Lynn Robinson dissenting, Mayor Emily Reilly and councilmen Ed Porter, Tony Madrigal and Ryan Coonerty voted to hire Sacramento environmental attorney Jim Moose"
-By TOM RAGAN- SENTINEL STAFF WRITER

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October 23, 2007 MONTEREY WILL BE SPRAYED WEDNESDAY NIGHT 10/24/07 The California Department of Food and Agriculture anticipates that the aerial treatment in the Monterey peninsula area on Wednesday October 24th will proceed as follows: From 8 to 9 p.m. portions of the communities of Marina, Seaside, and Sand City located in zones CAM204, CAM205, and CAM206 will be treated. From 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. portions of the communities of Monterey, Pacific Grove, Del Rey Oaks, and Carmel located in zones CAM201, CAM202, and CAM203 will be treated. Due to air traffic concerns, these zones will not be treated before 9 p.m.

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"To date, however, no crop damage has been reported locally, according to Ken Corbishley, the county agricultural commissioner." By TOM RAGAN SENTINEL STAFF WRITER

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October 21, 2007
Can we trust an agency who cares more about agriculture profits than human health? NO!! CheckMate LBAM-F ingredients: (E)-11-Tetradecen-1-yl Acetate, (E,E) -9,11 Tetradecadien-1-yl Acetate, Crosslinked polyurea polymer,Butylated Hydroxytoluene, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Tricaprylyl Methyl Ammonium Chloride, Sodium Phosphate, Ammonium Phosphate, 1,2-benzisothiozoli-3-one, 2-hydroxy-4-n-octyloxybenzophenone -
"Governor orders [some of the] moth spray ingredients released"
Santa Cruz Sentinel -SOURCE: California Department of Agriculture

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October 20, 2007 "Judge lifts Monterey Spray Ban" "Outrageously the law sets an impossibly high burden for the public. It requires the public to prove with certainty that the pesticides caused the illnesses" TOM RAGAN and julie copeland SENTINEL

"Suterra drops suit against Sentinel " By J.M. BROWN SENTINEL STAFF WRITER

-Why bother with lawsuits and cease and desist orders, they bought the lie that PPI is not in checkmate olr-f. Plus were are planning on trying this even newer mixture next. Lets see what happens- spoken like Suterra & CDFA

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October 19, 2007 5PM Judge lifted the restraining order allowing CDFA to spray an untested biochemical pesticide over urban areas.

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October 19, 2007 "Judge poised to lift moth spraying ban" Judge Robert A. O'Farrell, who is expected to issue a written ruling in the next few days. -By TOM RAGAN SENTINEL STAFF WRITER

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"Santa Cruz officials face uphill battle to halt spraying here" By SHANNA McCORD SENTINEL

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"Suterra petitions judge again to seal record" so the people can not find out what exactly is in the biochemical spray. By J.M. BROWN SENTINEL

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"How to kill pests without killing yourself or the earth......" -http://www.stephentvedten.com/

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October 18, 2007 "Suterra's bid to conceal pesticide contents denied by judge" -By TOM RAGAN Sentinel staff writer

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Please try and attend the court injunction hearing, Thursday, Oct.18 Monterey County courthouse 8:45 a.m. The case will be heard in Judge O'Farrell's courtroom at 9 a.m. Please be seated by 9 and be quiet and respectful as we don't get him angry at our cause. There will be NO rally before the hearing.

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October 17, 2007 Feds plan a biochemical attack on Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties!
If The State of California won't do it the Feds will.
Report By TOM RAGAN SENTINEL STAFF WRITER

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Helene Wright issued threat to quarnatine all of California, and take over biochemical spray operation if The State can not handle it. Helene Wright USDA, APHIS, PPQ 9550 Micron Avenue; Suite G Sacramento, CA 95827 Email: Helene.R.Wright@usda.gov ---

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"Judge rules papers can continue to publish chemical's ingredients" By J.M. BROWN SENTINEL STAFF WRITER -

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CDFA Presentation show that the damage from LBAM in Australia is control costs.

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October 16, 2007 You will want to know about this: Tricaprylyl methyl ammonium chloride Listed in the famous Septemeber 28, 2007 print edition of the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
You should be scared!

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EPA has a long history of lying to the people. How can we trust anything the EPA says? Remember Christine T. Whitman? The former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, who knowingly lied and signed off on falsified scientific research on the toxicity of the air in the aftermath of 9/11/01

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"When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the use of processed free glutamic acid in plant "growth enhancers," the EPA jeopardized the health of every American. But instead of acknowledging and remedying their error once it was pointed out to them, the EPA began a cover-up that virtually guaranteed a healthy bottom line for the producers.

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"In the words of the Washington Post, the EPA has been found to have "manipulated scientific studies and ignored scientific and statistical practices."

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A google search for EPA LIES will return over 500,000 results.

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USA's Secret History of Human Experimentation
where the people were unwitting subjects in secret experiments. Listed by dates.

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Army Tests Bio-Weapons on U.S. Citizens
short by factual video

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October 15, 2007 ---- Get ready Folks! EPA/ CDFA/ Suterra's next moves: 1. Deny the ingerediants are as reported in the print edition of the Santa Cruz Sentinel 2. Claim to have changed the spray to different product that is more safe. 3. Continue to deny the original stuff is toxic. 4. Continue to issue more Cease and Desist orders to hide what is in their toxic mixture.

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Sign the petition! STOP THE SPRAY.org

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October 14, 2007
Nurseries suffer from CDFA's draconian raids. "Nursery owners also argue that the pest is not nearly as dangerous as the government is claiming. State officials say they first detected the moth in 2005, but nursery owners say the moth has been here for years."
-By JENNIFER PITTMAN Sentinel Correspondent

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Dale Kemerya spokesman with the EPA in Washington, D.C. says CheckMate's warning lable is similar to Raid -
Do not apply to water or areas where surface water is present" Do you want raid sprayed over you homes and schools for 6 nights in a row every 30 days? How about with a product that has an EPA emergency exemption like CheckMate? --- IndyMedia Santa Cruz. rocks!

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CheckMate OLR-F/LBAM-F Warning Label states "Hazard to Humans and Domestic Animals. Harmful if absorbed through the skin. Causes moderate eye irritation. Avoid contact with skin eyes or clothing. Harmful if inhaled. Avoid breathing vapor or spray mist." Their warning label also states it's "Environmental Hazard -

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October 13, 2007 Suterra's high priced lawyers try to suppress the what is in the CheckMate product on IndyMedia Santa Cruz. ------

If you have important information spread it far and wide! - Do it now! Do it fast!

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October 12, 2007
"Santa Cruz explores two options to fight moth spraying" -By TOM RAGAN Sentinel -

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"As We See It: Public has right to know spray ingredients" -By editor opinion Sentinel -October 12, 2007 "Despite safety assurances, controversy swirls around pheromone spray" By Kera Abraham Monterey County Weekly

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October 11, 2007 A judge ordered a temporary halt to aerial biochemical spraying. "O'Farrell named the ingredient in question — polymethylene polyphenyl isocyanate, or PPI, which is listed as a "hazardous agent" by the National Institutes of Health on the agencies' Web site." By JULIA REYNOLDS and DANIEL LOPEZ Herald Staff Writers Monterey County Herald

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Info on Isocyanates: "Adverse effects to the breathing system associated with isocyanate exposure include acute (short-term) or chronic (long-lasting) effects due to a single overexposure,..." -OSH "The environmental group that successfully sought an injunction to stop spraying for the light brown apple moth has narrowed its concerns to one ingredient in the pesticide." -By TOM RAGAN Sentinel -October 11, 2007

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"A judge temporarily blocked the state from spraying pesticides..." By Garance Burke ASSOCIATED PRESS
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October 10, 2007 Hats off to some Santa Cruz City Council members! "City Council votes to try to stop moth spraying" Tom Ragan Santa Cruz Sentinel (source) Call and thank Ed Porter, Tony Madrigal, Mike Rotkin and Mayor Emily Reilly 831-420-5020 THANK YOU!!!

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California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) IS PRO LBAM BIOCHEMICAL PESTICIDE SPRAY! They have the sold out! "I don't mean to sound blunt but as long as we can keep our Organic Certification we support it" -Peggy Miars, CCOF President 2155 Delaware Avenue, Suite 150, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 423-2263, ext. 12 peggy@ccof.org Read communications 10/10/07

Is this what organic farmers really want? Organic farmers please tell us your thoughts.

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The Connection Magazine LBAM article The Connection Magazine October 2007

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HOPE "A Carmel-based environmentalist is asking Monterey County Superior Court to halt the state’s spraying of pheromones to combat the light brown apple moth." BY: DAVID CARKHUFF

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October 9, 2007
SAM FARR WANTS MASS BIOCHEMICAL PESTICIDE AERIAL SPRAY read his letter debunked by Chemtrails91.com

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EPA WAVED ROUTINE TESTS AND ECO REVIEW ON LBAM PESTICIDE Section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) -------

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HOPE, "A Carmel-based environmentalist group is asking Monterey County Superior Court to halt the state’s spraying of pheromones to combat the light brown apple moth."
BY: DAVID CARKHUFF register-pajaronian.com

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October 4, 2007
"Crowd voices concern over spraying" Santa Cruz Sentinel Listen to the October 3rd meeting that was intended to be private, but became public due to a media leak. The public wasn't too amused at the state officials' misleading attempts to quell valid concerns.

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Questions for State Bureaucrates on Aerial Biochemical Pesticide Spraying


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Homeland Security funds Biochemical Pesticide Spraying (see page 9) Feeling safe yet?

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Checkmate ingredients as reported by ...as printed by the Santa Cruz Sentinel (front page - Sept 28, 2007 edition)

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LIGHT BROWN APPLE MOTH (LBAM) FACTS

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Sickness blamed on moth spray During the three day LBAM spray operation
in September over Monterey, there were numerous reports of adverse reactions to the pesticide CheckMate OLR-F. An 11-month-old baby "got sick the morning after his neighborhood was sprayed and got worse as the week went by until he was admitted to Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula for severe "respiratory problems".
By KEVIN HOWE Herald Staff Writer Monterey County Herald

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CheckMate OLR-F Warning Label states "Harmful if absorbed through the skin. Causes moderate eye irritation. Avoid contact with skins eyes or clothing. Harmful if inhaled. Avoid Breathing vapor or spray mist."

CheckMate LBAM-F Label Info CheckMate OLR-F Label Info Suterra calls

Check Mate OLR-F/LBAM a "BIOCHEMICAL" Suterra calls

CheckMate OLR-F and LBAM-F "biochemicals" and both are considered "pesticides" by the EPA's own definition.

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LBAM "are not capable to flying long distances. They usually don't fly more than 400 feet..." -California Farm Bureau Federation

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September 28 , 2007 Uncertainty in the air: Safety of spraying program questioned Santa Cruz Sentinel Checkmate OLR-F Ingredients as reported by the Santa Cruz Sentinel's front page article (September 28, 2007 edition)

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Check Mate OLR-F/LBAM-F, the synthetic pheromone pesticides, are registered pesticides with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It's also classified as a Toxic III chemical.

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Suterra is the manufacturer of CheckMate OLR-F/LBAM. The company's president, Steve Hartmeier, refuses to tell us what is in their pesticide. Suterra LLC 213 SW Columbia Bend, OR 97702-1013 Phone: 866-326-6737 Fax: 541-388-3705

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You will be sprayed with CheckMate OLR-F. Look at the warning lable for the pesticide they plan to spray on you. lable #1 pdf

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TOXICTY REPORT FOR OLR-F/LBAM-F


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Jeff Rosendale of www.sierraazul.com addresses Santa Cruz Board of Supervisors, speaking against the LBAM Spraying. Listen

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September 26 , 2007
YOU WILL BE SPRAYED FOR 6 STRAIGHT NIGHTS!!
State to spray Santa Cruz County - by the Santa Cruz Sentinel

WHEN: Nov. 4-9, 2007 - 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. WHERE: Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz, Capitola, Live Oak, Soquel, Aptos, Las Lomas, Aromas, Prunedale and Salinas. "Light brown apple moth spraying set for Santa Cruz County" another article by the Santa Cruz Sentinel

No public hearings- your voice does not count. Just like Steve Lyle of the CDFA said
"The authority rests with the state. There is no vote"
YOU WILL BE SPRAYED!

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Light Brown Apple Moth


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September 11 , 2007 You will get sprayed, like it or not!
"State considers [ aerial ] spraying Santa Cruz for apple moth"
"Some growers theorize, however, that the moth has been around for at least two years but its presence was never verified. They think the state and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are overreacting to the presence of an insect whose greatest financial inflictions have occurred abroad." By TOM RAGAN SENTINEL STAFF WRITER September 11, 2007

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Let's see what else the USDA lies about.


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Feds quarantine 8 counties with light brown apple moth
-TOM RAGAN SENTINEL STAFF WRITER -May 3, 2007 Now it is upto 11 counties!

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September 5, 6 and 7, 2007 !!!!!!WARNING!!!!! YOU WILL BE SPRAYED Starting at 8:00 p.m. on September 5, 6 and 7, 2007 and again in October by California Department of Food and Agriculture CDFA.




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