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A Challenging Year For San Diego Growers

Above: California Farm

Aired 12/22/11 on KPBS Midday Edition.

GUESTS:

Eric Larson, Executive Director, San Diego County Farm Bureau

Transcript

Eric Larson, Executive Director, San Diego County Farm Bureau

Above: Eric Larson, Executive Director, San Diego County Farm Bureau

Aired 12/22/11 on KPBS Midday Edition.

Agriculture is a $1.6-billion industry in San Diego County. The health of this sector affects the price, availability and nutritional content of the food we eat every day in San Diego.

Agriculture is a $1.6-billion industry in San Diego County. The health of this sector affects the price, availability and nutritional content of the food we eat every day in San Diego.

Today on Midday Edition, the head of the San Diego County Farm Bureau Eric Larson joins us to talk about how the price of water, availability of labor, prevalence of certain insects and the popular "buy local" movement have affected San Diego growers in 2011.

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