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: Trump Seeks Lab-grown Meat Clarity
The subject of labeling is a hot button especially when it comes to regulating cell-based meat and poultry products. Groups that have interests seeking to meet.
Ag News: Roundup in Cereal
Oops! You mean it's not true?! A news story stated that the weed killer Roundup found in your breakfast cereal. But after talking with experts that is not true.
Ag News: Canadian Cattle in Drought
The dry conditions in Canada's cattle country is worsening. Scorching pastures and sending feed costs soaring. Alberta got less than 60% of normal rainfall.
Ag News: Bayer Monsanto Merger
It is final done, Bayer and Monsanto merging and there are changes happening, Monsanto will disappear, brand names such as Dekalb, and Asgrow remain untouched.
Ag News: Trump Power Plant Rules
Both sides are at odds on a new rule that gives states more leeway to curb carbon emissions. Environmental groups say it won’t have that desired effect.
Ag News: Beef Trade to Slow
U.S. beef trade has been doing spectacularly for the first half of 2018, but indications are trade will slow on the world stage going forward.
Ag News: WOTUS Ruling
A Judge ruled that the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers improperly suspended the “waters of the U.S. rule” without public comment. EPA will review the order.
Ag News: Grain Export Record
The U.S. exported 98.3 million metric tons of grain in all forms, up 2 percent year-over-year from last year’s record-setting pace.
Ag News: Farm Groups Urge Farm Bill
Many agriculture organizations are applying pressure on congressional farm bill negotiators to finish their work quickly on the farm bill.
Ag News: Tractor Sales Up
Association of Equipment Manufacturer reports seven months in 2018, nearly 145,000 tractors were sold which compares to almost 135,000 last year, a 7% increase.
Ag News: ICE Immigration Arrests
ICE sting operation in Nebraska and Minnesota targeted businesses who knowingly hired, and mistreated, immigrants in the U.S. illegally.
Ag News: Ag Barometer Down
Ag Economy Barometer from the University of Purdue shows that farmer are concern about the ag economy with sentiment falling sharply 26 points in July.