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: Trevino Ag Negotiator at USTR and Land Sales Near Record
Trevino is President of the Almond Alliance of California and former Deputy Secretary at the California Department of Agriculture.
Ag News: China’s Record Corn Crop and Pressurized Irrigation Grows
A favorable growing season and government policies that encourage crop rotations will result in a record corn crop in China, according to USDA estimates.
Ag News: California Grant Proposals and African Swine Fever Protection
The California Department of Food and Agriculture is accepting proposals for a 2022 grant program to improve research, quality and production of California specialty crops.
Ag News: Gas-Diesel Prices Slip and Tractor & Combine Sales Higher
Gas and diesel prices slipped as refineries recover from Hurricane Ida, as damage from Tropical Storm Nicholas is still being assessed at refineries.
News: H-2A Doubles Workforce / Dems Incomplete Spending Package
The H-2A Ag Workers Program more than doubled in size in less than ten years, and fruit, vegetable and nut growers were a big reason for the growth.
Ag News: Vilsack on African Swine Fever and NCBA on BSE in Brazil
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack is urging everyone to be informed about the devastation African swine fever can cause if it reaches the U.S. swine herd.
Ag News: Cropland Value Higher and Ag Economy Barometer Rises
For 2021, USDA reports the value of the nation’s cropland is $4,420, up nearly 8%, from 2020, and marking a record high in cropland values.
Ag News: Ag Employment Stable for Past Decade
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages show wage and salary employment in agriculture has been stable the past decade.
Ag News: NAWG on WOTUS Changes and Net Farm Income Higher
Another Ag group is expressing disappointment in the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to change the Navigable Waters Protection Rule.
Ag News: Ethanol Exports Down and Naming Cell-Cultured Meats
U.S. ethanol exports slumped 37% in July, the lowest level since October 2013, as former key destinations Brazil, China and India were nearly absent from the market.