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.
Mexican Demographic Change and Dairy Cow Numbers
Mexican family size is shrinking fast. Dairy cow numbers are at the highest inventory. Federal funds will stimulate $1.5 trillion in infrastructure spending.
Syngenta Spends on Training-Fines and Mexican Sugar Watch
Syngenta helping growers in Hawaii comply with farmworker protection standards. A U.S. pull out of NAFTA could restrict the flow of Mexican sugar to the U.S.
U.S. Beef Success in South Korea and Trudeau Optimistic on NAFTA
The beef industry rebuilding consumer confidence in U.S. beef. Trudeau trying to win over U.S. lawmakers and businesses to keep Trump from pulling out of NAFTA.
Cargill Cows Facial Recognition and Net Farm Income Down
Cainthus uses facial recognition software to get animal information. Net cash farm income is forecasted to decrease. UC-Davis developed a new culture system.
Budget With Disaster Relief and Farmers.gov Launch
Two-year budget includes will make cotton eligible for the Price Loss Coverage program, Farmers.gov is a new interactive website just launched for producers.
Senate Budget Deal and Amazon’s Whole Foods Delivery
USDA is delaying rule-making to promote a Federal Milk Market Order. Two-year budget deal will modify the safety nets for cotton and dairy.
Roundup Cancer Questions and U.S. Chicken Production Up
U.S. funding for the World Health Organization's cancer research program threaten to be cut off. Chicken production is headed for its biggest growth spurt.
New Humane Society Chief and Farm Outlook Down
Kitty Block to be acting president and CEO of the Humane Society. An appealed for more funding from Congress for cotton and dairy subsidies in the near term.
Cattle Industry to Educate Public and Bayer Concessions
Commitments on the new NAFTA. U.S. needs to avoid ill-advised food import triggers. Beef Industry is about producing nutritious beef with economic viability.
Humane Society Scandal; Cattle Industry Has Good 2017
Beef industry priorities providing direction to checkoff contractors. In the beef industry, cow-calf, feedlots, and packers, all made money in 2017.