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: Gas & Diesel Move Higher and Robust Beef Demand
Robust beef demand continues with retailers strongest sales this holiday season. The average is down 11.5 cents from a month ago but stands 37.8 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.
California Harnesses Cow Power and Specialty Crop Insurance
The Golden State has become a leader in harnessing “Cow Power” to produce renewable fuels and other clean energy. California farmers purchase the most Federal Crop Insurance for Specialty Crops.
U.S. Ag and China and USDA Meat-Poultry Processing Program
Can U.S. agriculture stand between China and a war in Taiwan? According to economists, it can and is. Tom Vilsack announced $73 million in funding for the first round of the Meat and Poultry Processing Expansion Program.
California Methane Emissions Grants and Thanksgiving Turkey Prices
The Ca. Department of Food and Agriculture is seeking to create a new program that will award a total of $10 million in research grants for projects that may reduce methane emissions.
California Plants More Cotton and Climate-Smart Commodities Info
California farmers planted 17% more acres of cotton this year. The Congressional Western Caucus wants information regarding oversight of the Climate-Smart Commodities pilot program.
Wheat Prices Plunge and U.S. Agribusiness Trade Mission to Kenya
Wheat prices plunged after Russia agreed to resume the deal allowing safe passage of Ukrainian crop exports. Congress overhauls the farm program.
California Winegrape Heat Mitigation and 2nd Railroad Union Votes No
California winegrape growers in Napa and Sonoma have tried various methods to mitigate effects of heat on their crop. Another American railroad workers’ union has voted against a contract settlement with railroads.
Diesel Shortage Pressure and Cover Crops Growing
America has a shortage of diesel, putting pressure on suppliers to get more into the fuel supply. A new USDA survey says cover crops are more popular than first thought.
California’s 16% GHG Emissions and Mexico’s Ban on GMO Corn
California released its Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report for 2020 which showed a 16% decrease in transportation carbon emissions.
UC Davis Strawberry Research and Farm Journal Surveys Carbon Markets
University of California, Davis, is getting $6.2 million in federal funding for research to protect California strawberries from disease and pests.