More than 30 years ago, we began producing daily radio newscasts aired throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Northern California to keep the region informed about current agriculture and environmental issues.
Ag News: USDA Food Boxes Jeered
USDA official met with resistants about SNAP benefits to food boxes. There is a new name for DowDuPont. There is possible changes to the U.S. biofuel mandate.
Aginfo News: SNAP Recipients To Work Plan
USDA wants input about how to push unemployed, able-bodied adults who get SNAP benefits into the workforce. Syngenta buys satellite imagery company FarmShots,
Ag News: Meat-Poultry-Milk Production Estimates Up
American farmers will produce record amounts of meat, poultry and milk this year. John Deere sales of ag and turf equipment are forecast to increase in 2018.
ADM Syngenta Settle and JBS Chief Batista Freed
A settlement was reached between ADM and Syngenta regarding the Viptera lawsuit. Ex-leader Meatpacking giant JBS South America, Wesley Batista is out of jail.
Farm Bill Healthcare and Russia Wheat Acreage
Will the 2018 farm bill presents an opportunity to access to healthcare and more into USDA initiatives. Russia and Ukraine increase their wheat production.
Crop Insurance Protection and America’s Harvest Box Over SNAP
Cuts crop insurance program illustrates what the industry is up against. Could meal kit plan save nearly $130 billion over 10 years? It's National FFA Week.
Judge Dismisses Arkansas Dicamba Suit
A judge dismissed a lawsuit stopping Arkansas from blocking use of dicamba. The budget for USDA would reduce the premium subsidy and deny coverage to producers.
Mexican Demographic Change and Dairy Cow Numbers
Mexican family size is shrinking fast. Dairy cow numbers are at the highest inventory. Federal funds will stimulate $1.5 trillion in infrastructure spending.
Syngenta Spends on Training-Fines and Mexican Sugar Watch
Syngenta helping growers in Hawaii comply with farmworker protection standards. A U.S. pull out of NAFTA could restrict the flow of Mexican sugar to the U.S.
U.S. Beef Success in South Korea and Trudeau Optimistic on NAFTA
The beef industry rebuilding consumer confidence in U.S. beef. Trudeau trying to win over U.S. lawmakers and businesses to keep Trump from pulling out of NAFTA.
Cargill Cows Facial Recognition and Net Farm Income Down
Cainthus uses facial recognition software to get animal information. Net cash farm income is forecasted to decrease. UC-Davis developed a new culture system.
Budget With Disaster Relief and Farmers.gov Launch
Two-year budget includes will make cotton eligible for the Price Loss Coverage program, Farmers.gov is a new interactive website just launched for producers.