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: Corn-based Ethanol Cleaner
A new USDA study finds greenhouse gas emissions from corn-based ethanol are about 39-percent lower than gasoline, and when refined at natural gas-powered refineries.
Ag News: Hogs Cash-Futures Up
Cash and futures hog prices have sky rocketed recently and there’s been one driving force. Livestock economist Scott Brown says we are seeing an increase of ASF in China.
Ag News: USDA-FDA Fake Meat Oversight
The USDA and FDA will both be involved in regulatory oversight of cell-culture food originating from livestock and poultry, better known as “fake meat.”
Nonprofit Farm Aid Group Reaches Out to Flood-Stricken Nebraska
A North Dakota-based farm aid nonprofit is launching an effort to deliver donated hay to ranchers in flood-stricken Nebraska.
Ag News: Farms to Get Larger-Fewer
Aimpoint Research CEO Brett Sciotto says current trends point to 100,000 “production” farmers, a quarter or less of the current number of mid-and-large-size farms.
Ag News: New Zealand Drought
Could a developing drought in New Zealand help the global supply and demand picture for milk markets?
Ag News: USDA’s Unfulfilled Pork Purchase
Six months after the USDA promised to buy $1.2 billion worth of food from American pork, beef, and produce farmers, many are still waiting.
Ag News: USTR on USMCA
The U.S. Trade Representative’s team has been working on the USMCA for well over a year, but it still needs to be ratified by all three countries this summer.
Ag News: NCBA-Green New Deal
No sign of easing in the debate over cattle and sustainability, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association updated the 2019 Policy Priorities to include the Green New Deal.
Ag News: Chickens Attack Fox
Nothing “chicken” about these French fowl.That’s the feeling after a hungry fox snuck into a chicken coop in France and got a lot more than it bargained for.