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: U.S. Farm Exports Forecast
U.S. farm exports are forecast by the USDA to hit a record $157 billion this year, aided by a weaker dollar against many foreign currencies.
Ag News: AFBF Pleased with CFAP Extension and Vilsack Imperatives
American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall is pleased with the USDA's decision to extend the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program application deadline.
Ag News: USDA Invests in Heath Care & Education
The USDA will be investing $42.3-million to help rural residents gain access to health care and educational opportunities.
Ag News: Seed Packets Scam and Meth Found in Produce at Border
Packets of “mystery seeds” sent to thousands of people across the U.S. last year have prompted a federal agency to provide additional guidance for online seed sales.
Vilsack Confirmed and Pilgrims Pride Guilty of Price Fixing
Tom Vilsack was confirmed to return as Secretary of USDA in a 92 to 7 Senate vote last Tuesday, the job he held during the Obama Administration.
Ag News: China Corn Imports Soar
The USDA estimates China will import 24 Million Metric Tons of corn from all over the world this year, with some forecasting it could even exceed 30-million.
Ag News: Food Packaging Not Spreading COVID
The USDA, FDA and Centers for Disease Control continue to underscore there’s no credible evidence of food or food packaging as a likely source of viral transmission of COVID-19.
Ag News: Texas Valentine’s Day Massacre
In what some are calling the St. Valentine’s Day massacre, an extended period of freezing temps destroyed some Texas crops and damaged others.
Ag News: Farm Income-Land Values Up
Farm income and land values surged in the closing months of 2020, lifted by higher commodity prices and large federal payments.
Ag News: Cell-Grown Meat Grows and Vegetable Imports Climb
Investments in cell-grown meat development grew sixfold in 2020. There are about 70 cell-based meat startups around the world today, up from just four in 2015.