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: MPP Dairy Enrollment
A newly overhauled MPP, which should provide better payments to dairy farms. USDA and FDA programs will receive about $23.3 billion in discretionary spending.
Ag News: Chinese Tariffs Hit U.S. Pork
China putting an additional import duty of a 25 percent increase, to the existing 12 percent, on U.S. pork. Improvements made to the Margin Protection Program.
Ag News: GMO Demonization
Opposition to GMOs is unique in that avoids GM food being promoted as an eco-positive initiative. USDA not to seek regulate emerging gene editing tech.
Ag News: China Retaliation
China is making its retaliation list and checking it twice, targeting ag products. The Humane Society of the U.S. is facing charity oversight groups pushback.
Ag News: Trade Allies Get Tariff Relief
The U.S. will shield a list of trade allies from steel and aluminum tariffs. Ag Secretary points out some of the good in the omnibus spending bill.
Ag News: DACA Fix Adrift
Getting immigration legislation through Congress looks like a boat a drifted. U.S. pork and beef dishes highlighted Foodex Asia’s largest food trade show.
Ag News: USDA’s Florida Citrus Forecast
Florida’s citrus growers still recovering from Hurricane Irma’s unprecedented damage. NCBA CEO Kendal Frazier as the first Ag Association Leader of the Year.
Ag News: Farm Bill Impasse
Impasse over a farm bill draft has deepened, Grocery store sales growth in January were up 4.5%, the biggest monthly year-over-year gain since January 2015.
Ag News: NAFTA Huge for U.S. Dairy Exports
NAFTA is a key element in dairy exports going to Mexico. Bayer to divest more assets to satisfy terms. America’s infrastructure will be $1.5 trillion investment.
Ag News: Judge’s Roundup Cancer Take
The first U.S. District Judge to weigh in on the toxicity of Roundup. U.S. DOT issues an additional 90-day temporary waiver for ag-related transportation.
AG News: Ag Economic Barometer Up
Ag Economy Barometer moved higher again in February. USDA plans to withdraw the organic animal welfare rule in December. Assoc of E.M. disappointed in the tariff
Ag News: Syngenta Settles Trait Suit
Syngenta will pay a $1.51 billion settlement in nationnwide class action suit. Russian suspension of Brazilian meat imports is into its fourth month.