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: Bipartisan Ag Risk Coverage
Legislation that was introduced is designed to make the Agriculture Risk Coverage program more attractive to farmers in the next farm bill.
Ag News: Net Farm Income Down
Farm income will drop to $59.5 billion, the lowest since 2006. Lenders don’t expect to see a repeat of bankruptcies that led to the 1980s U.S. farm crisis.
Ag News: Farm Bill Angers Democrats
Democratic anger the House Farm Bill due to food stamp reforms, Enhancements to the Price Loss Coverage program and expanding the Conservation Reserve Program.
Ag News: U.S. Soy & China
The threat of tariffs on U.S. soybeans is scaring away some Chinese importers. U.S. beef industry captured 72 percent of the chilled beef market in Taiwan.
Ag News: GOP Pushes Farm Bill
Battle between Republicans and Democrats on the food stamp reforms and authorize new loans and grants for rural broadband expansion.
Ag News: Good Eats, Eating Insects
Have you ever eaten crickets? Eating insects just might help reduce our carbon footprint. A major company is testing cricket flour for use in snack foods.
Ag News: Brazil Rice Subsidized
U.S. farmers claims Brazil using government programs to push Brazilian rice into the U.S. and other countries where the U.S. fights to keep market shares.
Ag News: Stemilt Hansen Partnership
Stemilt Growers and Hansen’s Fruit are teaming up in their operations. Using all of the sales and marketing along with the fruit packed under Stemilt’s programs.
Ag News: Conaway on SNAP
Conaway says they’ve talked with citizens, who been helped by SNAP and identified modest improvements to better serve those in greatest need.
Ag News: Ag Suicide Bill
Farm groups wants the STRESS Act to be inclusion in the farm bill, which gives states resources to help farmers and ranchers with mental health treatment.
Ag News: Danish Meat Industry Visits U.S.
On a visit, the Danish government learned of U.S. red meat production and how agribusiness is conducted here. Soybean price volatility due to Chinese tariffs.
Ag News: USDA Tariff Compensation
USDA scrutinizing legal paths for assistance under the Commodity Credit Corporation. Syngenta transaction is subject to clearance by the merger-control authorities.