11-19 AM Live Ag Report

FRESNO, Calif.

The California Olive Oil Council says production will exceed one million gallons this year, that's a 25 percent increase.

The council says farmers are continuing to plant new trees for olive oil. Producers are opening new olive oil tasting rooms at the rate of about one a month.

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Food production is a bright spot in our nation's economy.

Many U.S. food producers are finding business so good that they're expanding their buildings and investing in new equipment. They've also benefited from emerging overseas markets, where many of their products are in high demand.

Ag experts say even in a tough economy people are still going to buy groceries.

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