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: China Import of American Goods
China will be increasing imports of American agriculture and energy products and will seek to address U.S. protection concerns about intellectual property.
Ag News: U.S. Exports to China
A potential trade deal with China that would mean massive Chinese purchases of U.S. farm exports, stating “practically as much as our Farmers can produce.”
Ag News: Farm Bill Defeated
A battle between House Freedom Caucus and GOP leadership saw the Farm bill defeated.The House Ag Committee is working to get a new stringer farm bill passed.
Ag News: Oregon Trade Mission to China
Oregon businesses returned from China with specific goals like helping to connect Oregon food and beverage businesses interested in exporting products to China.
Ag News: Dallas Hosts World Meat Congress
Trade policy issues will be big at the World Meat Congress as a panel of experts exchange views on the likely future direction of the global trading system.
Ag News: Perdue Makes Appointments
USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service fills a few leadership positions. The all wheat yield is projected at 46.8 bushels per acre, up slightly from 2017/18.
Ag News: AFBF’s New Risk Management Tool
A new risk-management insurance product for dairy farmers. Dairy Revenue Protection will provide insurance coverage based on the value of the farmer's milk.
Ag News: States Support Millennium Terminal
Six states filed a brief in U.S. federal court in support of Millennium Bulk Terminals in Longview, adding to a growing list of legal supporters.
Ag News: Calorie Count Labels
You've seen the menus in some of the restaurants. Now, as of Monday, food retailers, including vending machines, are required to display calorie counts on menus.
Ag News: Beef Exports Strong
Great first quarter news as the U.S. Meat Export Federation reports beef export value set a new record in March at $693.1 million, up 18 percent year-over-year.
Ag News: FCC Presiding Over Rural Broadband
Rural broadband development and access, will be using CB radio radio spectrum and the FCC is overseeing the race of who will be claiming parts of that spectrum.
Ag News: New Wasp & BMSB
A pest might have met its match. Oregon State University entomologist looks at the soil-nesting wasp. It could be a potential biological control for BMSB.