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.
Growers Turning to Technology and Ethanol in Fuel Saves Drivers $Bs
University of California-Berkeley shows adding low-cost ethanol to the nation's gas supply improves energy security and saves the average American household more than $750 annually.
Ag Checkoff Reform and NCBA Wants Brazilian Beef Imports Halted
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is calling on Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack to immediately halt U.S. beef imports from Brazil.
Ca. Water Allocations Up and FCC on Importance of AM Radio in EVs
Nathan Simington, a Commissioner for the Federal Communications Commission, spoke out on the continued importance of AM radio to public safety.
Farm Bill Talks at World Ag Expo and Cage-Free Egg Challenges
A new study by United Egg Producers and the United Egg Association shows the transition to cage-free eggs will increase costs and reduce profits … and producers may not be able to meet the 2026 deadline.
Pesticide Application Improvements & Consumers Expect to Pay More
The EPA announced a proposed rule to improve and modernize the pesticide Application Exclusion Zone requirements. A new survey finds consumers expect to pay more for groceries this year.
States File Lawsuit Against WOTUS & Farm Real Estate Values Strong
Growth in farm real estate values remained strong but showed some signs of easing alongside higher interest rates.
California Water Storage Scramble & Mexico Begins Biotech Corn Ban
Mexican officials issued a ban on imports of some biotech corn used for certain purposes, that began February 17th.
Spanish Olive Imports and Ukraine Grain-Oilseed Harvest Down
The U.S. will continue to impose countervailing duties on imports of Spanish ripe olives after it lowered rates of the tariffs to satisfy findings by a World Trade Organization dispute settlement panel.
U.S. Ag Exports Expected to Drop & Torres Small as Deputy Ag Secy.
The USDA projected America’s food and agricultural exports will drop 12% through fiscal year 2026, caused by a global economic slowdown, inflation, higher interest rates, and the strong U.S. dollar.
Organic Dairies Hurting and Consumer Prices for Wheat Products Soar
Skyrocketing production costs, especially for organic feed, have pummeled organic dairies for the past two years, forcing some to sell their cows and leave the business.