Over thirty years ago we began producing daily radio news casts aired throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Northern California to keep the region informed about current agriculture and environmental issues.
The Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing on the potential to increase U.S. ag and food sales to Cuba by lifting the trade embargo on Tuesday. Senate Ag Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow says ag sales to Cuba are a way to rebuild trust between the U.S. and Cuba. Ver
The highly pathogenic H5N2 strain of avian influenza has now impacted 5.3-million laying hens on an Iowa egg operation. The operation represents about 1.5-percent of the total layer population in the United States. Bill Northey, I
National Turkey Federation Vice President for Communications and Marketing Keith Williams says that more than 25 states across the U.S. produce 240-million turkeys each year and so far - the H5N2 strain has affected less than one-percent of the turkey population. It’s still to
During the Organic Trade Association luncheon last week - Montana Senator and organic farmer Jon Tester said advocates would have to work hard to achieve labeling of genetically modified foods. Tester says mor
Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch and Ranking Member Ron Wyden – along with House Ways and Means Committee Chair Paul Ryan - introduced Trade Promotion Authority legislation on Thursday. Hatch expects t
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has passed the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015 - which requires the EPA and Army Corps to withdraw its proposed Waters of the U.S. rule within 3
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Chairs introduced legislation this week to stop EPA from finalizing the clean water rule it sent to the Office of Management and Budget last week. House Ag Chair
USDA has reached agreements allowing U.S. beef and pork producers greater access to consumers in Mexico and Peru. The agreements will allow U.S. producers to export slaughter cattle to Mexico and expand access to consumer markets in Peru for U.S. fresh and chi
$73 million is to be invested this year to rehabilitate and assess dams across the nation to ensure this critical infrastructure is protecting Americans from harm, securing public health and expanding water supplies in drought affected areas. About 150 proj
Avian influenza is again popping up across North America as USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service confirmed an eighth case of H5N2 avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock of 30,000 turkeys in Minnesota on Tuesday. The site has be
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