March 2nd Ag Report

FRESNO, Calif.

The expo connects local food producers with buyers and distributors all in one place. Organizers say this year the expo is expanding, giving an increased number of food producers the chance to connect with people who buy their products.

Fresno's Mayor Ashley Swearengin says the expo is a critical platform to help Valley businesses expand.

The food expo takes place next Thursday at the convention center in Downtown Fresno. The expo runs from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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A warmer than normal winter is helping California's asparagus crop.

The California Asparagus Commission says the weather has helped the vegetable grow, and now some farmers are harvesting ahead of schedule.

The majority of California-grown asparagus hits store shelves between March and June -- depending on weather conditions. Because of this winter's favorable weather, this year's crop is expected to be very good.

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