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: Flavonols Help Alzheimers
Older people with diets heavy in flavonols, antioxidants found in fruits, vegetables and tea, may be less prone to develop Alzheimer’s.
Ag News: Ag Inspectors Bill Passed
Last week, the U.S. House approved passage of the Ag Inspectors Bill, that authorizes funding for 740 new ag inspectors at land, air and sea ports.
Ag News: So Cal Strawberry Harvest and Beef Exports Strong
The California Strawberry Commission reports acreage in Oxnard was down slightly this season, but higher-yielding varieties have resulted in record levels of production.
Ag News: American Agri-Women on STOUS and Walnut Campaign
American Agri-Women President Karolyn Zurn says her organization is optimistic after listening to the President’s State of the Union Address.
Ag News: Bayer Applauds EPA’s Glyphosate Study
Bayer says the EPA’s favorable conclusion about the safety of glyphosate reaffirms the extensive body of science that continues to support the safety of herbicides.
Ag News: China Coronavirus Flexibility and Cosmic Crisp Survey
Chinese officials are hoping the U.S. will agree to some flexibility on pledges in their phase-one trade deal due to the Coronavirus health crisis.
Ag News: Coronavirus Impact on Ag Markets
Coronavirus is already shaking up the market outlook this year, but could agriculture be next? RaboBank’s Christian Lawrence says it’s very difficult to say at this stage.
Ag News: Worldwide Citrus Estimates Down
Worldwide production of most citrus crops will likely decline in the current harvest year, according to a report from the USDA that projects reduced global citrus crops.
Ag News: Perdue Hails USMCA and USDA Funds for Rural WA Internet
Sonny Perdue is pleased with the signing last week of the USMCA. A $2.4 million investment in a high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve e-Connectivity.
Ag News: Queen Approves Brexit
Queen Elizabeth has given her formal approval to pulling Britain out of the European Union, setting the stage for a potential U.S.-U.K. trade deal.
Ag News: USDA School Meal Changes
The USDA is proposing changes to school meal programs that could limit the variety of vegetables served at lunch and cut fruit servings at some breakfasts.
Ag News: Brazil Soybean Slowdown
President Trump’s trade deal may have been short on details about Chinese ag purchases, but Brazil’s two-year, non-stop soybean bonanza will likely come to an end.