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: U.S. Meat Consumption Higher
Meat consumption among Americans has increased. USDA says total consumption of red meat, poultry, fish and shellfish rose nearly 8% in the most recent four-year period.
Ag News: Pork Producers Hail Japan Deal
The National Pork Producers Council is hailing what they call a momentous week after Japan ratified a new trade agreement with the U.S. last Wednesday.
Ag News: French Fry Shortage and U.S. Eating More Protein
Potato processors are rushing to buy supplies in order to keep French fries on the menu after cold, wet weather damaged crops for many producers in the U.S. and Canada.
Ag News: EU Approves U.S. Beef and E. coli Rocks Lettuce Growers
The European Parliament voted to approve a plan, granting the U.S. a country-specific share of the European Union’s duty-free high-quality beef quota.
Ag News: Iowa-Illinois Ag Reimbursements
Producers in Iowa and Illinois reaped 20% of the trade war payments from the Trump administration, as cash disbursements leaped to nearly $10.2 billion.
Ag News: Yams -V- Sweet Potatoes and Simplot Buys Pinnacle
What’s a yam and what’s a sweet potato? A TRUE “yam” is never a sweet potato. Yams are tropical roots with rough brown skin and white, starchy flesh.
Ag News: NPPC Pushes Pork to China and Composting Romaine
Securing zero-tariff access to China for U.S. pork would be an economic boon for American agriculture, according to the National Pork Producers Council.
Ag News: Agri Marketing Product of Year
WinField United's InterLock Adjuvant has been named the "2019 Product of the Year" and Corteva Agriscience's Enlist E3 Soybean Trait as the "2019 NEW Product of the Year."
Ag News: Mexican Tomato Suspension and Cal Wine Grape Harvest
In a decision that keeps the tomato suspension agreement, the U.S. Int'l. Trade Commission ruled Mexican tomatoes sold at less than “fair value” threaten the domestic industry.
Ag News: Cage-free Hens in Michigan
Michigan has just passed a law that makes it a criminal offense to confine egg-laying hens in cages, and ensures ALL eggs sold in Michigan come from cage-free hens.
Ag News: Food Producer Income Down
While consumers' holiday food costs continue to decline, American food producers' incomes have dropped dramatically in recent years.
Ag News: U.S. Rice to South Korea and Crunch Pak’s Cosmic Slices
U.S. rice is headed for South Korea thanks to a new trade agreement. Korea also agreed to important disciplines to ensure transparency for U.S. rice.