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.
Euro Court Set Strict GMO Standards; Distillers Watch NAFTA
EU is seeing a slow advancement of Bio-tech agriculture. The price of Whiskey and Bourbon could be going up depending of NAFTA talks and milk production is up.
Beef Trade Shows in China and World Hunger Up
U.S. Beef returns to China after many years, hunger is rising for the first time in more than a decade.
Florida Citrus Clean-up and Farmers Planting More Cover Crops
Citrus growers facing losses estimated to exceed $1 billion hurricane Irma. Farmers are planting more cover crops. $45-million research project that promises to boost crop yields 20% by improving photosynthetic efficiency.
Lighthizer on NAFTA Talks and Senate’s Farm Bankruptcy Aid
Negotiations on a new NAFTA agreement are moving quickly. Soybean export started the new marketing year on a bullish pace. The Senate has unanimously passed legislation to assist farmers who have fallen on hard times financially.
Dietary Guidelines Changes and NAFTA Sunset Proposal
A possible increase investments in Farm Bill energy programs, NAFTA talks continue. Possible overhauling of Dietary Guidelines.
Organic Animal Welfare Standards and SNAP Investigation
A government scandal in Brazil, Dept of Ag. delaying organic animal welfare standards and investigation of food stamp fraud in great number of states.
Florida Citrus Hit Hard by Irma; Micotil 300 Warning
Prepare for higher prices in citrus due to Hurricane Irma. A solution of making farmers use of fertilizer more efficient. FDA concern with the use of Micotil 300.
U.S.-Korea Trade Negotiations and NAFTA Talks Intensify
The U.S.-Korea free trade agreement has been a target of criticism from the White House
Monsanto Reacts to Dicamba Ban; Meatpacker CEO Arrested
Votes for dicamba ban after April 15th is a step backward claims the manufacturer. Trouble for the CEO of JBS South America.
Corn Down on USDA Sept Report; Healthcare #3 Farmer Need
Solar power projects beginning to form with dairy farms. Renewable fuels farm bill and health care are the hot topic for the National Farmers Union.