4/15/2011 Ag Report

FRESNO, Calif.

The new law is to crack down on cockfighting. Solano County's new ordinance allows a maximum of four roosters on a single parcel, prohibits tethering any rooster and sets up humane-keeping standards. It also provides criminal sanctions for violators.

The Solano County Farm Bureau says the ordinance will not impact legitimate poultry operations or interfere with 4H or Future Farmers of America projects.

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Corn could be on many Easter menus this year.

California farmers say they'll be shipping lots of sweet corn before the holiday. Farmers began harvesting sweet corn in early April, although a freeze in February reduced harvest volumes to about one-third of average for this time of year.

In the Imperial Valley, farmers say they expect volumes to get back to normal by Easter.

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