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.
Bayer to BASF $7-billion Deal; Irma Crushes Florida’s Orange Crop
Bayer has agreed to sell significant parts of its seed and non-selective herbicide businesses. Hurricane Irma pounded Florida who was looking at the first increase in orange production in five years.
Farm Bill Requests and Dicamba Restricted in 2018
Ag committees are sorting through dozens of requests for increased Farm Bill funding. USDA reports corn and soybean export sales were above most pre-report estimates, while wheat sales were below expectations.
AFB on Foreign Trade and Organic Fraud
Organic farming is taking steps to reduce organic fraud. U.S. senator defending the biodiesel industry.
Bilateral Trade Agreements; Farm Bill Completion
U.S. Wheat Groups wants the President to negotiate new bilateral trade agreements in place of the Trans Pacific Partnership. Large processing plant are in the works outside Great Falls, Montana.
August Beef Exports and Trade in Pacific Rim Countries
U.S. beef exports posted another outstanding performance in August. The U.S. needs to improve trade relationships with Pacific Rim countries to compete with other exports.
Power Grid Worries and Brazilian Beef Talks
House Science Committee Chair Lamar Smith spoke about the threats to the electric power grid and the need to prioritize improving our electric grid. US and Brazil talking about reopening trade. Dept of Ag looking at where they are getting the most accurate data.
Rural Infrastructure and Foreign Buyers of U.S. Commodities
America's Rural infrastructure plan to including new investments in roads and bridges, nationwide broadband access, plus health care for rural and agricultural growth. More talks on the commitment on biofuels. Feed product trade has obstacles to overcome.
Bird Flu Lessons and New Ambassador to India
Cases of Bird flu has be found. Farmers saying they feels the ag economy has stayed the same from the month of August to September and Kenneth Juster was nominated for U.S. ambassador to India.
U.S. Beef Roadshow in China; Gene Editing Debate
The U.S. Meat Export Federation has completed its “U.S. Beef Roadshow” in China. President Trump pledged to support the Renewable Fuel Standard. Monsanto says gene editing allows for more crop diversity.
Cow Genetics Study; Canadian Wine WTO Violation
EPA and the National Bio-diesel Board disagree on the possible output of gallons of bio-diesel fuel. Research studies cow genetics for better productive and profits and WTO reopen complaints about wine retailing in British Columbia
House Dems Push Rural Internet Bill; AG’s Want WOTUS Gone
U.S. dairy organizations are urging Japan to respect current trade relationships as they review the European Union’s list of common food names during trade talks. On Capitol Hill, a news conference highlighted a high-speed internet service plan to all Americans. EPA being urged to permanentl…
GOP Budget Requires No Farm Bill Cuts; Reducing Wildfires
NAFTA talk moving quickly but, more work to be done. Hearings being held on battling wildfire and tax cuts and farm bill spending.