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.
GIPSA Pulls Fair Practice Rule; EPA’s RFS Reductions
The USDA announced last week it plans to pull an interim Final Farmer Fair Practice Rule. Anne Dawson, with the USDA Foreign Ag Service, has been named recipient of the U.S. Meat Export Federation’s 2017 Distinguished Service Award. Four GOP governors have written to President Trump with conc…
AFB on Foreign Trade and Organic Fraud
Organic farming is taking steps to reduce organic fraud. U.S. senator defending the biodiesel industry.
Bilateral Trade Agreements; Farm Bill Completion
U.S. Wheat Groups wants the President to negotiate new bilateral trade agreements in place of the Trans Pacific Partnership. Large processing plant are in the works outside Great Falls, Montana.
August Beef Exports and Trade in Pacific Rim Countries
U.S. beef exports posted another outstanding performance in August. The U.S. needs to improve trade relationships with Pacific Rim countries to compete with other exports.
Bird Flu Lessons and New Ambassador to India
Cases of Bird flu has be found. Farmers saying they feels the ag economy has stayed the same from the month of August to September and Kenneth Juster was nominated for U.S. ambassador to India.
House Dems Push Rural Internet Bill; AG’s Want WOTUS Gone
U.S. dairy organizations are urging Japan to respect current trade relationships as they review the European Union’s list of common food names during trade talks. On Capitol Hill, a news conference highlighted a high-speed internet service plan to all Americans. EPA being urged to permanentl…
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.