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; Potential Farm Bill Problems
A Successful Farming article quotes a former USDA official who says the 2023 legislation could be in trouble if the political turbulence surrounding the last two farm bills keeps going.
Proposed Ban on Brazilian Beef and Butter Sales Soar
U.S. Senator Jon Tester of Montana introduced legislation to suspend Brazilian beef imports to the U.S. The move comes after repeated issues with delayed reporting of BSE, or mad cow outbreaks in Brazilian beef.
Ag News: AFBF Unhappy with WOTUS Proposal
Ag groups are reacting to the EPA’s proposed rule to replace the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, and they’re not happy saying it would re-establish the pre-2015 WOTUS rule.
Ag News: Thanksgiving Dinner Costs Up
Americans can expect to spend more at the grocery store this year on turkeys, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pies. Thanksgiving dinner costs are up 14%.
Ag News: Tractor-Combine Sales Higher
Data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers says U.S. total farm tractor sales climbed 4.8% in October compared to last year.
Carbon Robotics Kill Weeds & Wheat Groups on Supply Chain
The U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers boards met in Kansas City recently with supply chain troubles on the agenda.
Ag News: Dealers Don’t Support Deere Strike
A majority of equipment dealers do not support striking John Deere workers. Farm Equipment Magazine poll, shows roughly 54% of dealers said they don’t support the strike.
Ag News: Ag Applauds House Infrastructure Passage
House passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act led to a slew of farm groups praising the action. The $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package includes $550 billion in new spending.
Ag News: OSHA Releases COVID Mandates
OSHA released exemptions to the mandatory COVID-19 vaccine mandate for large, private employers.
Ag News: Supply Chain Challenges Ag Sector
**Supply chain issues are challenging the ag sector, and farmers and ranchers hoping for quick solutions may be out of luck. The Associated Press reports a significant backlog of ships entering U.S. waters and fewer ships making a voyage back across the ocean as a big reason U...