March 1st AM Live Ag Report

FRESNO, Calif.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed a rule for a program that provides fresh fruits and vegetables to elementary students. The plan would also prohibit dried, frozen, and other types of processed food. At the same time, the program would limit cooked fresh vegetables to only one serving a week.

Many dried fruit companies, including Sun-Maid Growers of California are against the plan.

The comment period for the proposed rule closes in April.

The U.S. Attorney has a warning for Central Valley pot farmers.

U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner will visit the Fresno County Farm Bureau on Thursday to tell agricultural landowners they could lose their property or be prosecuted if they allow marijuana plantations on their land.

Wagner told a Sacramento paper that investigators have found large marijuana fields in the southern part of the Valley.

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