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: Mexico Tariff Retaliation
Mexico's quick responds increase in tariffs target pork legs, apples, grapes and cheeses as well as steel products from U.S. states that supported Trump in 2016.
Ag News: DOJ Approves Bayer-Monsanto Merger
DOJ is requiring Bayer and Monsanto must spin off $9 billion worth of assets, to merge the two companies. This is the largest sale of corporate assets ever.
Ag News: Bayer Earnings with Monsanto
With the new Monsanto acquisition, Bayer has reduced its expected earnings. USDA was working to make the department the entry point for H-2A applications.
Ag News: Japan & U.S. Ethanol
Japan will use U.S. ethanol to make ETBE, an oxygenate blended into fuel. It has a small carbon footprint that it can be used in up to 44% of Japan’s ETBE,
Ag News: Farm Bill de ja vu
The new farm bill that is being worked on could have the same outcome for stricter work requirements for food stamp recipients and payment rules for farmers.
Ag News: GOP Working on Farm Bill Fix
In an attempt to revive the farm bill until late June, GOP leaders trying remove opposition to the bill by holding a vote on immigration control.
Ag News: China Import of American Goods
China will be increasing imports of American agriculture and energy products and will seek to address U.S. protection concerns about intellectual property.
Ag News: U.S. Exports to China
A potential trade deal with China that would mean massive Chinese purchases of U.S. farm exports, stating “practically as much as our Farmers can produce.”
Ag News: Farm Bill Defeated
A battle between House Freedom Caucus and GOP leadership saw the Farm bill defeated.The House Ag Committee is working to get a new stringer farm bill passed.
Ag News: Oregon Trade Mission to China
Oregon businesses returned from China with specific goals like helping to connect Oregon food and beverage businesses interested in exporting products to China.
Ag News: Dallas Hosts World Meat Congress
Trade policy issues will be big at the World Meat Congress as a panel of experts exchange views on the likely future direction of the global trading system.
Ag News: Perdue Makes Appointments
USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service fills a few leadership positions. The all wheat yield is projected at 46.8 bushels per acre, up slightly from 2017/18.