Dec. 29 AM Live Ag Report

FRESNO, Calif.

Citrus growers employed more than 16 thousand wind machines to keep air flowing and temperatures up.

California citrus mutual says farmers spent more than $62 million this month on wind machines and water.

Water saturates the ground and helps increase the temperature on cold nights.

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California vintners are toasting to favorable wine sales this time of year.

It's likely you'll sip a California sparkling wine when you toast the new year later this week.

The holidays mark a key time for sparkling wine sales, and the Wine Institute reports sales are on the rise.

Eight million cases of California sparkling wine were consumed last year in the U.S.

The Wine Institute says domestic shipments of California sparkling wine increased 6 percent during the first three quarters of 2011.

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