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.
72 Million Acres On USDA’s Green Payment Program and Organic Fraud
72 million acres of farmland are enrolled in USDA’s first green payment program. USDA cracking down on fraudulent use of organic labels. New rules for exports.
U.S. Wheat Acreage Hits New Lows and Crop Insurance Costly
Fewer wheat acreage causing some recent bearish news in the wheat markets. Federal crop insurance popular among farmers. New grading standards for Mexican beef.
Using Farm Land as Collateral; Assault on Glyphosate
Ag bankers says land as collateral can be a viable option for additional farm loan. People are eating more meat, poultry and dairy products than ever before.
Puerto Rico Ag Relief; Dairy Worries About NAFTA
Agricultural Relief Fund was established to help those who was effected by Hurricane Maria. House Republicans energized by the rally around the tax overhaul.
USDA Natural Resources Investment and U.S. Meat Production Up
USDA plans to invest $10 million in the Conservation Innovation Grants program. Extremely cold weather threatening the hard-red wheat crop.
Ag Equipment Sector Like Tax Bill; Perdue Applauds USDA 2017
USDA breakthroughs in ag trade, moved to reduce burdensome regulations. Employment in inpatient healthcare facilities and in the ag sectors grew modestly.
U.S. Corn Acreage Covers 8 States; Formal Objections to Bayer-Monsanto Merger
U.S. Corn production is larger than one would expect. Sweeping tax bill Congress passed. Bayer merger with Monsanto maybe blocked.
2017 was Year of Ag Mergers; NAFTA Backup for Farmers
New disaster aid bill intended to provide relief to parts of America devastated by natural disasters this year. US Farmers looking for a backup plan for NAFTA.
Trump to Address American Farm Bureau; USDA Still Short-Staffed
Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall says he’s honored to host the President at next month's convention. The tax reform bill has already help some farmers.
World Meat Congress; USDA Cattle Survey in January
President Trump will address the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 99th Annual Convention next month. Ag Secretary states UDSA staffing is still lacking.