Dec. 16 AM Live Ag Report

FRESNO, Calif.

The new tool helps with a customized food safety plan.

How farmers grow, pack, and trace produce has become a major concern after a number of deadly food borne illness outbreaks in recent years.

The new tool was developed with consultation from small and large farmers.

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As they look back at their harvest, wheat farmers in Northern California say they benefited from nearly ideal weather.

A cool summer and no frost in September meant that wheat thrived in the Klamath Basin.

Farmers in the area say the weather plus availability of water led to a record harvest.

In the past, the farmers included wheat in their crop rotations mostly to maintain soil quality.

Now with high worldwide grain prices, farmers are earning strong prices for wheat.

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