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.
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.
Renewable Fuel Standard Cuts; Conservation Compliance Enforcement
The Ag Department urges increase funding on opioid crisis. Increase spending on programs and crop insurance to support cover crops and EPA proposal.
Bacon Leads Food Price Increase; Syngenta Corn Settlement
The prices of the bacon you are buying is going up and corn growers could be getting settlement money, plus railway shipping looking to increase.
U.S. Beef Hosts European Buyers; China Buying More U.S. Peanuts
Four European countries took a first hand look of U.S. Beef industry. The U.S. DOT looking at a year delay of electronic logging device rules and China buying U.S. peanuts.
NAFTA Lost Opportunity; Dairy Processors Struggle
Renegotiating of NAFTA may already be costing exporters in lost opportunity. More opportunities for milk producers and farmer would like to see the new farm bill very soon.
Euro Court Set Strict GMO Standards; Distillers Watch NAFTA
EU is seeing a slow advancement of Bio-tech agriculture. The price of Whiskey and Bourbon could be going up depending of NAFTA talks and milk production is up.
Beef Trade Shows in China and World Hunger Up
U.S. Beef returns to China after many years, hunger is rising for the first time in more than a decade.
Florida Citrus Clean-up and Farmers Planting More Cover Crops
Citrus growers facing losses estimated to exceed $1 billion hurricane Irma. Farmers are planting more cover crops. $45-million research project that promises to boost crop yields 20% by improving photosynthetic efficiency.
Lighthizer on NAFTA Talks and Senate’s Farm Bankruptcy Aid
Negotiations on a new NAFTA agreement are moving quickly. Soybean export started the new marketing year on a bullish pace. The Senate has unanimously passed legislation to assist farmers who have fallen on hard times financially.
Dietary Guidelines Changes and NAFTA Sunset Proposal
A possible increase investments in Farm Bill energy programs, NAFTA talks continue. Possible overhauling of Dietary Guidelines.
Organic Animal Welfare Standards and SNAP Investigation
A government scandal in Brazil, Dept of Ag. delaying organic animal welfare standards and investigation of food stamp fraud in great number of states.
Florida Citrus Hit Hard by Irma; Micotil 300 Warning
Prepare for higher prices in citrus due to Hurricane Irma. A solution of making farmers use of fertilizer more efficient. FDA concern with the use of Micotil 300.