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.
Colorado River Water Challenges and Precision Agriculture
The Colorado River crisis is challenging farmers in California’s Imperial Valley, the irrigated desert region that produces the lion’s share of America’s winter vegetables.
Corn Growers Applaud E15 Legislation & Mexico’s USA Label Concerns
Mexico’s Agriculture Ministry has voiced concerns about the proposed voluntary “Product of USA” label effort.
New California Fertilizer Rules and Farm Real Estate Values Higher
Farm real estate values increased considerably in 2022 but showed signs of softening late in the year as interest rates on farm loans jumped to decade highs alongside increases in the federal funds rate.
Potential Pistachio Record and Dairy Pride Act Introduced
The legislation will prevent non-dairy products from using a dairy label and misaligning nutrient-scant products with the nutritious dairy products produced by American farmers.
Ag Economy Barometer Drops in February and H-2A Labor Certification
The Department of Labor recently announced a final rule to amend H-2A temporary labor certification regulations. but not everyone is happy.
California Water Future and Weather-Related Crop Loss in 2022
The American Farm Bureau Federation estimates 2022 crop losses due to weather and climate change at more than $21.4 billion.
2022 Weather Disasters & Proposed “Product of USA” Labels
The USDA released a proposed rule with new regulatory requirements to the voluntary “Product of USA” label claim.
California Water Retention and Global Food Costs Lower
California water officials have delivered a mixed report card on local plans to curb over pumping of groundwater to protect the state’s aquifers.
Drought-Resistant Wheat Varieties and Ukrainian Soil Tainted
Researchers at the University of California, Davis, are partnering with an international team of scientists to develop wheat varieties that can withstand drought and low water conditions.
U.S. Ag Exports to Mexico & Vilsack Keynote at Commodity Classic
New data from USDA’s Economic Research Service shows Mexico accounted for nearly 14% of all U.S. agricultural exports between 2018 and 2022.