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: Farm Connectivity
The 2019 National Agricultural Statistics Service report shows internet and computer connectivity on American farms with only 75% having access to the internet.
Ag News: Grazing Demand Up in California
Demand in California has been rising steadily for livestock to provide grazing services to attack weeds as a wildfire-prevention measure.
Ag News: Soybeans Take Another Hit
The trade war between the U.S. and China is a big reason U.S. farm exports are taking another hit as the USDA slashes its estimates for shipments of soybeans and corn this year.
Ag News: U.S. Red Meat to SE Asia
Trade possibilities in Southeast Asia have red meat producers drooling, and a big reason the U.S. Meat Export Federation held its first-ever regional product showcase.
Ag News: Net Farm Income Higher
The USDA Economic Research Service updated their net farm income forecast for 2019, now expects net farm income to increase $4.0 billion or 4.8% from 2018 to $88 billion.
Ag News: Winegrape Smoke Task Force
Winegrape Growers of California, Oregon and Washington had their first meeting of a Smoke Exposure Task Force to address the problems caused by exposure to wildfire smoke.
Ag News: Sept. Nat’l Fruits & Veggies Month
The Produce for Better Health Foundation is challenging consumers to eat more produce in September, National Fruits and Veggies Month.
Ag News: Ag Retailers Applaud EPA Labeling
The Agricultural Retailers Assoc. is applauding EPA’s move to stop labeling Glyphosate as a carcinogen. The EPA announced it will no longer approve such product labels.
Ag News: China Fruit Tariffs
The hits keep on coming for U.S. fruit exporters as China’s tariffs on U.S. apples, pears, cherries and other U.S. commodities increased an additional 10% yesterday.
Ag News: Citrus Greening Quarantine
The USDA has expanded quarantined areas for citrus greening in California, Texas and Louisiana after the disease was detected in multiple locations.