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.
Farm Foreclosures Feared; Monsanto Dicamba Complaint
Bankers are expecting an increase in farm loan foreclosures. Arkansas Ag officials are being sued due to a proposed ban on a weed killer linked to widespread crop damage. an increase in farm loan foreclosures is expected by some bankers. Cargill is expanding, signed an agreement to buy Diamond V.
US Wheat Association Closing Cairo Office, Dairy In NAFTA Talks
U.S. Wheat Associates will close its office in Cairo, Egypt December 1. But will continue trade service to wheat buyers in Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and other countries in the region on a targeted basis. Canadian dairy policies were brought up during the recently concluded 4th round of NAFTA renego…
Pruitt’s Reassurance on RFS; Monsanto-Arkansas Dicamba Fued
Monsanto’s petition to stop Arkansas’ ban on the company’s XtendiMax dicamba herbicide for 2018. USDA states cattle total numbers were up 13% from a year ago. Seven farm state Senate Republicans are concerned about the implement of the Renewable Fuel Standard.
Ag Productivity by 2050 and Budget Without Farm Bill Cuts
The expanding Agriculture productivity is not expanding fast enough to sustainably feed the world by 2050. Fiscal 2018 budget blueprint approved by the House earlier this month included instructions to reduce agriculture spending by $10 billion. EPA abandoning proposed changes to the Renewable Fuel…
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.