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 Desires Negotiations
China has fueled a sharp rise in production of U.S. soybeans. New farm bill, many worry the crop insurance program would also be a major target of Democrats.
Ag News: A2 Milk Protein in China
A2 Milk now has competition from Nestle, moving to sell A2-protein only baby formula in China. China plans for retaliatory tariffs against American soybeans.
Ag News: MPP Dairy Enrollment
A newly overhauled MPP, which should provide better payments to dairy farms. USDA and FDA programs will receive about $23.3 billion in discretionary spending.
Ag News: Chinese Tariffs Hit U.S. Pork
China putting an additional import duty of a 25 percent increase, to the existing 12 percent, on U.S. pork. Improvements made to the Margin Protection Program.
Ag News: New Food Health Claims/Labeling
FDA wants companies to apply for approval to label products with health claims. Expectations for soybean planting while also cutting its outlook for corn acres.
Ag News: GMO Demonization
Opposition to GMOs is unique in that avoids GM food being promoted as an eco-positive initiative. USDA not to seek regulate emerging gene editing tech.
Ag News: Cattle Groups & Fake Beef
Consumers might be getting their beef comes from cells grown indoors. Capitol Hill warnings that the new duties will spark a trade war with China.
Ag News: China Retaliation
China is making its retaliation list and checking it twice, targeting ag products. The Humane Society of the U.S. is facing charity oversight groups pushback.
Ag News: Trade Allies Get Tariff Relief
The U.S. will shield a list of trade allies from steel and aluminum tariffs. Ag Secretary points out some of the good in the omnibus spending bill.
Ag News: Russia Wheat Expansion
USDA taking grants applications for broadband infrastructure in unserved rural communities. Russia is eating into U.S. Market shares with its wheat expansion.