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: Ranchers Tweet President
Cattle ranchers are being encouraged to set up Twitter accounts and let the President know about the growing frustration with low cattle prices.
Ag News: Real Beef Over Alt Meat
Alternative protein products may have drawn rave reviews and national headlines this year, but consumers still prefer REAL beef produced on REAL farms.
Ag News: Federal Disaster Relief Available
Producers facing losses from hurricanes, wildfires, flooding and other extreme weather can now apply for federal relief. Congress approved a disaster aid package in June.
Ag News: U.S. Pork Has Best Month
U.S. pork exports posted the best month ever in July, reaching over 233-thousand metric tons, up 32% from a year ago and topping the previous record from April 2018.
Ag News: Record Organic Production
Organic farmers will harvest a record number of acres across the U.S. this year despite the weather and trade challenges. Farmers will harvest 3.1 million acres.
Ag News: U.S.-China Talks in October
The U.S. and China have agreed to hold high-level trade talks in early October in Washington, D.C.. The talks come shortly after China imposed additional tariffs
Ag News: Farm Connectivity
The 2019 National Agricultural Statistics Service report shows internet and computer connectivity on American farms with only 75% having access to the internet.
Ag News: Grazing Demand Up in California
Demand in California has been rising steadily for livestock to provide grazing services to attack weeds as a wildfire-prevention measure.
Ag News: Soybeans Take Another Hit
The trade war between the U.S. and China is a big reason U.S. farm exports are taking another hit as the USDA slashes its estimates for shipments of soybeans and corn this year.
Ag News: U.S. Red Meat to SE Asia
Trade possibilities in Southeast Asia have red meat producers drooling, and a big reason the U.S. Meat Export Federation held its first-ever regional product showcase.
Ag News: Net Farm Income Higher
The USDA Economic Research Service updated their net farm income forecast for 2019, now expects net farm income to increase $4.0 billion or 4.8% from 2018 to $88 billion.
Ag News: Winegrape Smoke Task Force
Winegrape Growers of California, Oregon and Washington had their first meeting of a Smoke Exposure Task Force to address the problems caused by exposure to wildfire smoke.