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: Senate Works on Hemp
A Senate hearing on industrial hemp has underscored the difficulties facing federal agencies trying to implement provisions of the 2018 farm bill.
Ag News: Conaway High on USDA Aid
Michael Conaway is a big supporter of anything to aid farmers and ranchers, like the USDA’s aid to help them weather unjustified retaliatory tariffs imposed by China.
Ag News: U.S. Pork to Japan Up
After trending lower through the first four months the year, May pork exports to Japan increased 5% from a year ago, while export value, up 3%, was the highest in 18 months.
Ag News: Potato Exports Higher
Exports of frozen, dehydrated and fresh U.S. potatoes posted modest gains through the first three quarters of the July 2018 thru June 2019 marketing year.
Ag News: SNAP Participation Drops
The percentage of Americans participating in the SNAP has dropped 3%. The USDA program provides benefits for purchasing food to households with limited incomes and assets.
Ag News: U.S.-China Timeline
The U.S.-China trade war is unlikely to end any time soon, according to U.S. Dairy Export Council CEO Tom Vilsack.
Ag News: USDA Funds Vet Farmers and DOL Improves H-2A
The USDA is making up to $16 million in funding available to help socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers own and operate successful farms.
Ag News: SNAP Fraud Funding
The USDA has awarded nearly $5.1 million in SNAP Fraud Framework grants to fund innovative state projects designed to reduce recipient fraud and enhance integrity in the SNAP.
Ag News: China Pork Output Down and USDA Farm to School Grants
China’s pork output fell, but less than expected in the first half of 2019 as the battle against African swine fever continues.
Ag News: China on U.S. Ag Purchases
The U.S. and China have restarted trade talks, but China has still not purchased the large amounts of U.S. ag products President Trump said they promised at the G20 Summit.