7/26/2011 AM Live Ag Report

FRESNO, Calif.

The ordinance would require solar project applicants to prove there is no available farmland nearby. Developers would be required to set aside land for farming and wildlife.

The Sacramento Bee says Yolo County could vote on the ordinance as early as September.

Big solar projects are booming because of a new state law. It requires utilities to obtain 33 percent of their power from renewable sources by the year 2020.

The government wants you to know when there's less chicken in their chicken.

A proposed rule would require food companies to label raw meats that are plumped up by added solutions such as chicken broth, teriyaki sauce, salt or water.

The U.S.D.A., says about 40 percent of all raw, whole cuts of meats have added ingredients. Labels now say whether meat contains added solutions or is "enhanced," but it may not be visible to shoppers.

If the rules are finalized, the label would now have to be part of the product title.

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