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: Red Meat Exports Reach New Highs
U.S. red meat exports raced to a record performance in March with pork and beef exports each posting the highest monthly value ever, reaching a combined total of nearly $1.6 billion.
Ag News: USTR on Trade Relief and House Talks Worker Protection
Florida lawmakers are urging U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai to work with members of Congress to implement immediate trade relief measures for U.S. producers of seasonal and perishable fruits and vegetables
Ag News: California Cherry Harvest and Food Spending Down
With cherry harvest beginning in the San Joaquin Valley, marketers say they expect a large crop of high quality, and that workers will be protected against the pandemic.
Ag News: $92.2-Million in COVID Relief
The USDA is making $92.2 million in competitive grant funding available under the 2018 Farm Bill’s Local Agriculture Market Program, or LAMP.
Ag News: Fish Eating Fish and Potato Sales Catch Up
Amid discussions about how much river flow needs to be dedicated to fish, an ongoing study indicates predators eat half or more of protected salmon, regardless of flow levels.
Ag News: Wine Leftovers Health Benefits and U.S. Beef Gains EU Access
Leftovers from winemaking could be repurposed as a food supplement. Researchers at U.C. Davis, studied the grape skins, seeds and other residue left after grapes have been crushed for wine.
Ag News: DOT Urged to Action on Exports
As the container shipping crisis cripples U.S. exporters, nearly 300 ag and forest producers in a letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, to urging immediate action now to remedy the situation.
Ag News: Deadline for Chlorpyrifos and Meth Found in Strawberries
The federal appeals court set a 60-day deadline for the EPA agency to either ban agricultural use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos or set newer and safer exposure levels for the chemical.
Ag News: Farmer’s on Biden’s 50% GGE Reduction
What do farmers think about President Biden’s goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2030? In an April 27 Farm Journal Pulse poll, they asked what that would mean for agriculture?
Ag News: U.S. Potato Victory in Mexico and Florida Tomato Handling
Mexican Supreme Court overturns a 2017 lower court decision that prevented the Mexican federal government from implementing regulations to allow fresh U.S. potatoes imported throughout the country.