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: Dicamba Complaints Down
Dicamba complaints are down. A story from agriculture.com says one thing farmers have started to appreciate is dicamba is not as forgiving as other herbicides.
Ag News: Trade Not Aid Plea
Tariff relief program for farmers is getting vary mixed reviews. A report states funds included in the Market Facilitation Program were not distributed equally.
Ag News: Senate Grills USDA-USTR
USDA and the U.S. Trade Representative leaders had to answer to Senate Ag members about trade policies and the resulting harm to farmers from retaliatory tariffs.
Ag News: Ag Chemicals Robotics
Monsanto reaffirms robotics will shape the future of agrochemicals. Dr. Khasha Ghaffarzadeh says agrochemical industry needs to start reinventing itself.
Ag News: FDA-USDA Meating
More meetings will focus on potential hazards, oversight considerations, and labeling of cell cultured food products derived from livestock and poultry.
Ag News: Farm Bureaus Meet Trump
The four Farm Bureaus got a surprise during a meeting with Vice-President Mike Pence and Ag Sec. Sonny Perdue. President Trump joined them to hear farmers concerns.
Ag News: Pizza Day in U.S.
When we celebrated National Cheese Pizza Day, the dairy farmers seen a large spike in Cheese sales. Cheese consumption increased by more than 40% since 1995!
Ag News: Decline in U.S. Net Farm Income
Due to higher production expenses, the inflation-adjusted U.S. net farm income and net cash farm income has been forecast to decline 14% from 2017 to 2018.
Ag News: Meat & Dairy Good for You
In a very interesting report from McMaster University, they found that people consuming higher levels of red meat and dairy are likely to live longer.
Ag News: South Korean U.S. Beef Inspections
With the discovery of an atypical case of BSE, or Mad Cow disease in Florida. South Korea is re-enforcing their inspection on imported beef to avoid any spread.