AM Live Ag Report

FRESNO, Calif.

Cal-Osha inspectors are going to fields to make sure farm workers can get out of the heat.

Heat illness enforcements are underway. Inspectors will be looking for shade for workers, whether it's artificial like shade trailers or natural shade like trees. They will also be checking to make sure workers have available one quart of water per worker per hour.

Inspectors will also expect to see a written emergency plan before the end of a visit.

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Melon growers in the Central Valley say their crop appears to be maturing about two weeks later than usual. Cooler-than-average temperatures have prevented the crop from growing.

Imperial County farmers say they will continue to harvest cantaloupes and watermelons until next month, when the Central Valley crop matures.

Central Valley farmers are still planting late-season melons for autumn. California melon production usually continues until December.

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The Big Fresno Fair Exhibits Handbook is now available to pick up at the Fresno Fairgrounds and Chamber of Commerce Offices within Fresno County.

The handbook has details on how to enter exhibits such as cooking, crafts and decorating. Deadlines and entry forms are included in the handbook.

You can get yours online at:

www.fresnofair.com

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