Al Seib / LAT
Michael Dobler, a third-generation farmer in Moss Landing, Calif., walks through rows of spinach. The federal warning that fresh packaged spinach is responsible for an E. coli outbreak nationwide could not have come at a worse time for the state's growers and produce packers. "By the end of this week, there will be a lot of acres that will simply be too big to take to any market," Dobler said.
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