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 Buys U.S. Rice
China is buying U.S. rice for the first time. Customs officials have cleared American rice for import, but it's not clear how much China will buy.
Ag News: NAFTA Threat to USMCA
Marc Short tells agweb.com, believes the President will probably withdraw from NAFTA before the USMCA even reaches Congress, presenting a difficult choice.
Ag News: Trade Talks With China
Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish will lead the Trump team, which will also include Treasury Under Secretary for International Affairs David Malpass.
Ag News: Romaine Testing Research
Romaine lettuce is back on store shelves after a recent E. coli outbreak stopped salads at both grocers and restaurants, and science could be partly to blame.
Ag News: California Avacados Down
California Avocado Commission is estimating about 167 million pounds of production for 2019, or roughly half of the 334 million estimated for this season.
Ag News: Financing Young Farmers
The changes for 2018 farm bill includes making it easier for young farmers to do business by increasing farm ownership loan limits and operating loan limits.
Ag News: California Chicken Disease
Virulent Newcastle disease has been confirmed in a commercial chicken operation in California. The facility is now under quarantine as APHIS evaluate the birds.
Ag News: Romaine E. Coli Identified
There is least one source of the E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce. Which includes five restaurants, 11 distributors, nine growers, and eight farms are still all potential sources.
Ag News: Antibiotic Use Down
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says the decline suggests efforts by the agency to reduce improper use of the drugs are paying off.
Ag News: CDC Food Safety Tips
If you’re cooking for friends and family this year, make sure to keep your food safe from foodborne illnesses. Start with cleaning your hands thoroughly with soapy water.