AM Live Ag Report

FRESNO, Calif.

The bill by Senator Dean Florez of Shafter would eliminate agriculture's 10-hour day -- 60-hour work week. The bill passed the assembly and is now on the governor's desk.

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Wheat prices continue to rise as questions continue over how much of the global crop has been damaged by bad weather.

Wheat production likely will decline in Canada where rain has forced farmers to leave some fields unplanted. It's the opposite problem in Russia and Kazakhstan, where a drought is affecting crops.

Meanwhile, the U.S. is wrapping up a robust winter wheat harvest and spring wheat appears to be in good shape.

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Many of the olive oils lining supermarket shelves are not the top-grade extra-virgin oils their labels proclaim.

Researchers at U.C. Davis analyzed popular brands and found 69-percent of imported oils and 10-percent of domestic oils sampled did not meet the international standards that define the extra-virgin title.

The results come as the U.S.D.A. prepares to adopt scientifically verifiable standards for labels such as "virgin" or "extra virgin," in an effort to clear up concerns about labeling accuracy.

The standards will be put in place in October, and are similar to those used by the International Olive Council.

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The owners of the largest camel dairy in the U.S. face a major obstacle. It's illegal to sell camel milk in the U.S.

Gill and Nancy Riegler hope that will change one day. But for now, they focus on selling people on the milk's benefits. They give tours of their dairy near San Diego and take their 22-camel herd on the road, doing fairs and school visits. They also sell soap made of the milk.

Some experts share the couple's enthusiasm over the health benefits of camel milk, but others say the animals aren't meant to be bulk milk producers. A cow produces six or seven gallons of milk a day, while the Rieglers are lucky to get a gallon a day from a camel.

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