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: Tractor Sales Up
Association of Equipment Manufacturer reports seven months in 2018, nearly 145,000 tractors were sold which compares to almost 135,000 last year, a 7% increase.
Ag News: ICE Immigration Arrests
ICE sting operation in Nebraska and Minnesota targeted businesses who knowingly hired, and mistreated, immigrants in the U.S. illegally.
Ag News: Ag Barometer Down
Ag Economy Barometer from the University of Purdue shows that farmer are concern about the ag economy with sentiment falling sharply 26 points in July.
Ag News: Foodbytes! Startups
Better world through food. Food and Ag bank Rabobank organized a global pitch competition. The competition has now taken place in more than 40 countries.
Ag News: Almond Milk Video
Food labeling can be a bit of a pain to deal with. But, sometimes one must have a sense of humor and that is what a group of " Nut Milkers" have done.
Ag News: EU Imports of U.S. Soy
CRISPR crops and other gene-edited foods must be treated as classic transgenic GMOs, putting the EU at sharp odds with the U.S. over the future of biotechnology.
Ag News: Ag Land Buyers
Thinking about buying farmland? Farmers National in Pasco, says interest in eastern Washington continues to be strong with sales volume up 15% over six months.
Ag News: Older Shoppers Offline
Older U.S. shoppers are finding barriers in using online grocery services. It includes high delivery fees, quality issues, wrong orders just to name a few.
Ag News: Cold Storage Beef Higher
The growing surpluses of red meat and poultry in cold storage raises anxiety for the U.S. meat industry that increasingly depends on exports.
Ag News: U.S. Milk Production Up
Even with the price of milk being low. The milk production has increased as much as 11%,. Overall production, last month was 17.2 billion lbs., up 1.3%.