Jan. 9 AM Live Ag Report

FRESNO, Calif.

Back in October, a deadly listeria outbreak involving cantaloupes from Colorado left 29 people dead.

The Valley is 13-hundred miles from the Colorado farm, but that hasn't registered with the public.

Now California growers hope to change that by hosting a symposium in San Diego this month to create guidelines for best growing practices.

Ag experts say cantaloupe says could drop by as much as 30-percent this coming season.

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Many California voters seem to be in favor of spending tax money to upgrade and modernize the state's water supply system.

A just-released survey of one-thousand registered voters shows 75-percent are concerned about water.

The California Water Coalition poll also suggests 84-percent say California must invest in its water infrastructure to ensure a reliable water supply for the future.

A bond measure is scheduled for the November 2012 ballot which would raise funds to improve the water delivery system.

Ag experts say if it's approved it would take years to implement.

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