Nov. 3 AM Live Ag Report

FRESNO, Calif.

Federal lawmakers are pushing a new law to make sure pests don't spread across the U.S. border.

Senator Dianne Feinstein has joined one of Hawaii's senators and introduced legislation to enhance agricultural inspections at ports of entry across the nation.

The Safeguarding American Agriculture Act would boost agricultural inspection operations to make sure plant and animal pests and diseases don't get through our borders and harm the nation's crop.

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Cotton may be the sci-fi fabric of the future.

An international group of scientists has been working to develop transistors using natural cotton fibers.

It lays the groundwork for creating even more complex devices, such as cotton-based circuits.

This would allow fabrics to sense body temperature or track heart rate or blood pressure in high-risk patients, as well as to monitor physical effort of high-performance athletes.

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