Nov. 7 AM Live Ag Report

FRESNO, Calif.

The California Dry Bean Board says the state's production of beans such as limas, blackeyes, kidneys and other varieties has dropped by 30 percent.

The board says a number of San Joaquin Valley farmers reduced bean acreage in order to plant cotton, which has had more favorable prices.


People in China who are hungry for California-grown fruit can now order it on TV.

The US agriculture department reports California grapes, cherries and citrus fruit are hitting the Chinese airwaves, to high demand.

Shoppers bought 19-hundred boxes of cherries on a Chinese home-shopping network.

The USDA says it took only 30 minutes to sell 35-hundred boxes of oranges on a Chinese online retail website.

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