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: China Can’t Hurt U.S. Farmers
According to a recent Trump tweet, China will “not be able to hurt” American farmers, indicating he’s ready to extend tariff aid for farmers into 2020.
Ag News: China Suspends U.S. Ag Purchases
The Chinese government has asked its state-owned enterprises to suspend imports of U.S. ag products after President Trump ratcheted up trade tensions with China.
Ag News: AFBF Hails EU Beef Deal
The American Farm Bureau Federation is hailing new opportunities for U.S. beef producers that the recently signed deal with the European Union offers.
Ag News: Industrial Hemp Theft and Trade with Japan
Since the legalization of industrial hemp, farmers across the country are reporting theft from their leafy, green crop.
Ag News: U.S.-China Talks
After two days in Shanghi, little progress was reported in trade talks between the U.S. and China, but more meetings have been scheduled for early September.
Ag News: Chipotle Says No to Fake Meat
CEO Brian Nicole says Chipotle’s commitment to simple food created from just 51 ingredients will not feature alternative proteins they consider too processed for its customers.
Ag News: Cal Initiative & Pork Prices
A controversial California ballot initiative, which passed in November, will significantly increase the price of pork for consumers both in California and nationwide.
Ag News: STEM Jobs in Agriculture
Western Growers has released a Careers in Ag Job Center for careers related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics in agriculture, to promote STEM jobs in the produce industry.
Ag News: U.S.-Guatemala H-2A Talks
The U.S. and Guatemala are working on a program to boost H-2A workers from that country, to stem what the Department of Homeland Security calls irregular migration patterns.
Ag News: Reps In China for Talks
Agriculture will be one of the focal points while Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are in China to resume trade talks.