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: EPA Dicamba Decisions
Bayer Crop Science is expecting the EPA to announce a renewal and an updated label for the herbicide dicamba in the coming weeks before the next growing season.
Ag News: Polish Pork ASF
The USDA suspended pork imports from Poland due to an outbreak of ASF. One Polish facility was not following the strict requirements for export pork to the U.S.
Ag News: Cattle Haulers Petition
The largest livestock groups is seeking more flexibility to hours of service regulations. Department of Transportation received a petition asking for exemptions.
AG News: Trump to USDA 5% Cuts
Budget cuts. USDA may try to slash the taxpayer-subsidized crop insurance program, eliminate a green-payment program, or take an ax to its research agencies.
Ag News: Trump’s Election Impact
The Trump effect playing a role in how votes are cast in rural America in the midterm elections. Farm Journal Pulse Poll is showing favorable numbers for the president.
Ag News: USDA on Hurricane Ag Losses
Georgia farmers and ranchers have been encouraged to sign up for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program for who suffered land damage and livestock losses.
Ag News: Hurricane Snap Replacements
Hurricane Michael's impact on 12 Florida counties could make them eligible for mass replacement of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.
U.S.-European Partnership Could Benefit Whey Market
Two dairy cooperatives from the U.S. and Europe are looking at entering a partnership that would help market whey.
Ag News: Chinese Ag Espionage
The U.S. and China tension rose as Chinese intelligence official was arrested on espionage charges, for stealing intellectual property from aviation firms.
Ag News: Farm Bill Expiration Losses
A few programs have lost their authorization and funding due to the farm bill expiration. 39 programs effected including bioenergy and agricultural research programs.
Ag News: Perdue on Trade With Japan
The Ag Secretary Sonny Purdue says that the U.S. is looking for better trade term with Japan. Japanese trade officials are not giving U.S. products extra access.
Ag News: Dairy Farmers of Canada Upset
The Dairy Farmers of Canada are not to pleased with Prime Minister Trudeau. They have turned down an invite with Trudeau. DFC is concerned about the USMCA agreement.