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: Farmers.gov Helps with H-2A and China Rejects U.S. Claims
USDA’s Risk Management Agency announced changes to the Livestock Gross Margin insurance program for cattle and swine, beginning in the 2021 crop year.
Ag News: US-Kenya Trade Talks Delayed
While the U.S. continues to pursue trade agreements with Kenya and the UK, negotiations have run into a pandemic delay.
Ag News: Farmers to Families hit 50-million boxes
The USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program has now distributed over 50 million food boxes in support of American farmers and families affected by COVID-19.
Ag News: California Grape Market Good
California grape marketers will benefit from strong retail sales through the balance of the year and should weather the COVID-19 in good shape.
Ag News: Dairy Exports Higher and USDA on More COVID Relief
Noting the U.S. dairy business has faced a "tumultuous period" during the pandemic, a report says exports of several dairy products have risen compared to a year ago.
Ag News: USDA Report on Livestock Investigation
The USDA ensuring fair and competitive markets for the livestock, meat and poultry industries, reported on its ongoing boxed beef and fed cattle price spread investigation.
Ag News: Agricultural Fair Relief
California Rep. Jimmy Panetta and Missouri Rep. Billy Long are urging the inclusion of strong support for state and county agricultural fairs in the next COVID-19 relief package.
Ag News: COVID Veggie Confusion
Renewed restaurant closures further complicate decisions for California vegetable farmers. With restaurants restricted to outdoor dining, takeout and delivery.
Ag News: Whole Milk in Dietary Guidance Act
In a letter to the USDA and DHHS, the American Dairy Coalition is requesting they look into concerns farmers have with the new Dietary Guidelines for America.
Ag News: Robotic Meat Cutters and Farm Lending Slows
Tyson Foods and other meat processors that were early hotspots for the Covid-19 pandemic are accelerating plans to have robots replace human meat cutters.