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: China on U.S. Soybeans
U.S. and China would spend 90 days working toward a trade agreement, questions came up about whether or not 90 days would be enough time to make meaningful change.
Ag News: Ohio State Bacon Vendor
Ohio State University students found a new way of snacking during the busy finals week. A vending machine filled with Bacon products courtesy of OSU meat science program.
Ag News: U.S. Beef to Morocco
In 2018, U.S. beef and poultry exporters accessed Morocco’s market under the U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement. Morocco opened its market to U.S. poultry in August.
Ag News: Microsoft Broadband Campaign
Microsoft's commitment to closing the rural broadband gap with a significant infrastructure boost. ‘Microsoft Airband Initiative’ plan to get broadband in rural areas.
Ag News: Farm Bill Cannabis
The new farm bill will look a lot like the one that expired in September. But, one thing that’s different is the addition of industrial hemp, receiving crop status in the bill.
Ag News: Trump NAFTA Threat
The USMCA needs to be ratified by lawmakers in all three countries, and in the U.S., it will almost certainly be taken up by the next Congress.
Ag News: WOTUS Reinstated
A Washington state federal judge ruled that the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers made a “serious procedural error” by reinstating the pre-2015 WOTUS.
Ag News: Farm Bill Anticipation
Farm Bill 2018 negotiators from the House and Senate announced they’ve reached an “agreement in principle” and working to finalize the specific language and costs.
Ag News: More Prime Beef
USDA’s latest steer and heifer grading report shows carcasses grading Prime accounted for 9.6% of all cattle graded, with another 71% grading Choice.
Ag News: U.S. Dairy in China
2019 could be better for the dairy industry, with the potential for a Class III milk price over $17 per hundredweight by late-summer and perhaps $18 by the fourth quarter.