Oct. 11 AM Live Ag Report

FRESNO, Calif.

Senator Dianne Feinstein says more crops that used to grow in California are now being imported to the united states because domestic farmers can't find workers.

Feinstein says she's introducing a bill that would grant five-year "blue" cards to agricultural workers.

Feinstein says the measure would allow an agricultural worker who has met certain criteria to be able to remain in the country with his family, provided that person works agriculture a certain number of days a year.

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You can expect to see more pears on the market this season.

Ag forecasters predict a larger pear crop nationwide, with California's pear production rising about 12-percent.

A crop report says pear supplies will be higher despite cool, wet spring weather and a delayed harvest in many pear-producing regions.

The U.S. Agriculture Department forecasts that average pear consumption will rise to about 3 pounds per person.

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