AM Live Ag Report

FRESNO, Calif. Judge Oliver Wanger was expected to make a decision last week, but he delayed the ruling to collect more evidence.

Last week, Wanger ruled federal agencies did not follow the law when it came to protecting salmon in the delta.

Farmers and water contractors filed an injunction so that they can pump more water. Environmental groups and fishermen claim the injunction would threaten spring-run salmon in the Valley.

California-grown asparagus will be available for consumers for several more weeks. Growers say they will be harvesting at least until mid-June. The weather will determine how long the season lasts and if the plants can survive the heat.

Switzerland is the biggest importer of California asparagus. This year California shippers were concerned about the active volcano in Iceland causing flight delays, but so far deliveries have been on schedule.

Dairymen can learn to keep their water safe from contamination at a special workshop Tuesday. A dairy backflow prevention strategies workshop is set for Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock at the Fresno County Farm Bureau office on West Hedges.

Dairymen who complete the class will be considered a trained professional in backflow prevention as required by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board.

No registration is required, but seating is limited.

Fresno County has reopened a spring and summer favorite. Nectarines, plums, and other fresh fruit were on display as the county re-launched its Annual Fruit Trail Monday.

It's a chance for local growers to showcase the produce grown in Fresno County. It's also an attempt to attract ag-tourism.

Click here for a list of the cities and businesses with stops in the fruit trail

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