Media Contacts: Nancy Lungren, Deputy Secretary of Public Affairs, (916) 531-3039, firstname.lastname@example.org, Steve Lyle, Director of Public Affairs, (916) 654-0462
WHAT: California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary A.G. Kawamura will be inspecting freeze damage on citrus crops in San Bernardino County, California on Friday, January 19, 2007. There has been significant and widespread damage to the agricultural industry due to numerous days of temperatures below the freezing level. The visit will include an orchard tour.
Media availability can be arranged prior to and following the event.
WHEN: Friday, January 19, 2007, 10:00 a.m.
WHO: Secretary A.G. Kawamura
Ed Layaye, San Bernardino County Agriculture Commissioner
Robert Knight, Redlands Foothill Groves Packing House
WHERE: Redlands Foothill Groves Packing House, 304 9th St. Redlands, CA
WHY: Southern California has been affected by unseasonably cold temperatures in recent days, including readings well below freezing. These cold nights and early mornings have damaged agricultural crops in the region. Secretary Kawamura will tour an orchard to inspect damage firsthand.
DIRECTIONS: I-10 to Redlands. Take Orange St. exit. Stay straight to go onto W. Pearl Ave. Turn right on 6th street. Turn left on E. Stuart Ave. Turn right on 9th street.