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: Humane Society on Checkoff Funds
The Humane Society has been looking for support to the amendment prohibiting certain practices to require greater transparency for those and other purposes.
Ag News: Tractor Sales Up
Good news in ag. Since last May, sales in tractors has increased to 17%. Tyson Foods is investing in new startup businesses dealing with meat-like products.
Ag News: Food Stamp Loopholes
Foundation for Government Accountability is reporting that the Food stamp loopholes will NOT unfairly penalize children in the school lunch program.
Ag News: U.S. Pork in South America
U.S. pork exports is growing in Central America, South America and the Dominican Republic. Thanks to the increase of consumption leading to more opportunities.
Ag News: Romaine Frustration
Romaine lettuce is under scrutiny after reports of E. Coli outbreaks linked to Arizona's Romaine crop, causing five deaths and nearly 200 people to fall ill.
Ag News: Redefining WOTUS Rule
Pruitt met with of ag organizations united against the WOTUS rule, about a proposal goes back to the basics of the rules of the original Clean Water Act.
Ag News: Unemployed Down/H-2A Up
Unemployed rate has hit a near 44-year low and H-2A visa requests have more than doubled. Immigration reform bills making their way to the House floor this week.
Ag News: Trump China Tariffs
The Chinese tariffs will be going into effect in July. The NFU wants the Dept. of Ag. to get a farm bill that protects against severe market and price swings.
Ag News: Moving USDA Nutrition Programs
Ag economy projected gains and losses using data from the USDA. Prices for corn and soy producers to increase livestock producers, profit margins to decline.
Ag News: Trump Tariff Support
Is support wavering? Administration's recent responses on trade are starting to hit farmers and ranchers, but most are reportedly “still holding tough,” hoping to see better-than-ever ag trade.