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.
Hope for Florida Citrus and Ag Truckers Want ELD Exemption
Florida citrus growers are hoping a new tax law designed to help the state’s battered industry to bounce back. Agricultural truckers might get relief from ELD.
More Dicamba-Tolerant Soy in 2018; USDA Tabs State Committee Appointees
A return to the ‘federal’ rule of law that prohibits the sale and use of marijuana. U.S. farmers to plant 40 million acres this year, double the 2017 total.
Worries of SNAP Cuts and Educating Farm Community on Opiods
The SNAP Program is hotly debated as the 2018 Farm Bill takes shape. An increase of awareness about the opioid epidemic and its impact on farming communities.
Frigid Temps Hit Wheat Belt and Millennials Buy Less Grain, Meat
U.S. wheat crop facing damages without a protective layer of snow. U.S. Dairy industries at odds with each other. Millennials and their food spending habits.
72 Million Acres On USDA’s Green Payment Program and Organic Fraud
72 million acres of farmland are enrolled in USDA’s first green payment program. USDA cracking down on fraudulent use of organic labels. New rules for exports.
U.S. Wheat Acreage Hits New Lows and Crop Insurance Costly
Fewer wheat acreage causing some recent bearish news in the wheat markets. Federal crop insurance popular among farmers. New grading standards for Mexican beef.
Using Farm Land as Collateral; Assault on Glyphosate
Ag bankers says land as collateral can be a viable option for additional farm loan. People are eating more meat, poultry and dairy products than ever before.
Puerto Rico Ag Relief; Dairy Worries About NAFTA
Agricultural Relief Fund was established to help those who was effected by Hurricane Maria. House Republicans energized by the rally around the tax overhaul.
USDA Natural Resources Investment and U.S. Meat Production Up
USDA plans to invest $10 million in the Conservation Innovation Grants program. Extremely cold weather threatening the hard-red wheat crop.
Ag Equipment Sector Like Tax Bill; Perdue Applauds USDA 2017
USDA breakthroughs in ag trade, moved to reduce burdensome regulations. Employment in inpatient healthcare facilities and in the ag sectors grew modestly.
U.S. Corn Acreage Covers 8 States; Formal Objections to Bayer-Monsanto Merger
U.S. Corn production is larger than one would expect. Sweeping tax bill Congress passed. Bayer merger with Monsanto maybe blocked.
2017 was Year of Ag Mergers; NAFTA Backup for Farmers
New disaster aid bill intended to provide relief to parts of America devastated by natural disasters this year. US Farmers looking for a backup plan for NAFTA.