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: USDA Grants for Ag Education
New federal grants will help teachers across the country integrate food and agricultural sciences into their classes. It will also encourage students to explore career paths in food and agriculture.
Ag News: Federal Bill Legalize Pot
Poling suggests more than two-thirds of Americans support legalizing marijuana federally. --- The House Ag Committee approved a bill last week to provide $43 billion to bring broadband service to Rural areas.
Ag News: Newhouse Friend of Farm Bureau/China Beef Demand Grows
Representative Dan Newhouse, a Washington Republican, was named a “Friend of Farm Bureau” by the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Ag News: Adopting Technology in Ag and Livestock Loss Assistance
Farmers and ranchers are increasingly adopting technology designed to improve their understanding of crop and soil conditions and run their businesses more efficiently.
News Ag: California Almonds Down and RFA Thanks Congress on E15
The 2021 California almond crop is expected to produce 2.8 billion pounds, down 10% from last year’s record of 3.1 billion pounds.
Ag News: Ag Barometer Down Again and NW Hort Expo Returns to Live
The Washington State Tree Fruit Association and the Northwest Hort Expo have announced the return to an in-person conference and trade show December 6th-8th.
Ag News: USDA’s $500M American Rescue Plan / Soft Skills Important
USDA has announced an investment of $500-million in American Rescue Plan funds intended to make agricultural markets more accessible, fair, competitive, and resilient.
Ag News: Oregon Adopts Ag Heat Rules
Oregon has now adopted an emergency rule that guarantees workers rest breaks in the shade and plenty of cool water to drink during hot weather.
Ag News: Prunes for Women’s Cardio Health and Labor Shortage
Eating prunes appears to help women improve their cardiovascular health.
Ag News: Farm Bill Should Include Crop Insurance
Farmers from Georgia to California told a House Agriculture subcommittee last week the foundation of the 2023 farm bill should be the taxpayer-subsidized crop insurance system.