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: Meat Labeling Survey
Yes this is already happening, the development from cultured animal cells. How will we know? Consumers want it to be clearly labeled as such.
Ag News: Soybeans with Chinese Tariffs
In the battling tariffs, China is scouting for alternative suppliers for soybeans and Brazil is looking to replace the U.S. as the world’s largest grower soybean.
Ag News: New Grocery Lobby Power
Danone, Mars, Unilever and Nestlé, have joined forces to form the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance to compete with the GMA to influence lawmakers.
Ag News: Farm Bill Update
Can the new farm bill be completed before the old one expires? Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue said there’s a long way to go. But, he’s hopeful that it will be done.
Ag News: Farm Loan Delinquencies Up
Farm loan delinquencies has been doubling over three years could be alarming. But, there is worth considering the starting point of record-lows in 2014.
Ag News: Glyphosate Trial
A lawsuit got the green light. The suit filed by individual plaintiffs alleging exposure to glyphosate caused their non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Ag News: Equipment Manufacturers on Tariffs
AEM is disappointed in the tariffs decision, saying the tariffs will drive up the cost of manufacturing and risk many of the 1.3 million manufacturing jobs.
Ag News: Oregon Dairy Waste Management
Oregon’s dairy farm, Lost Valley Farm was cited for endangering drinking and underground water. They have 60 days to clean up their manure management system.
Ag News: PETA’s Immigration Campaign
PETA is jumping on the separation of immigrant families train. But, they are comparing get to milking dairy cows. They are planning a billboard campaign soon.
Ag News: California Cage-free Initiative
Animal right group collected over 660,000 signatures for a California initiative requiring egg-laying hens to be “cage-free” and will also effect pork and veal.