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: Fruit & Vegetable Consumption Down
Fruit and vegetable consumption has declined almost 10% since 2004, despite decades of industry and public health efforts, according to a Produce for Better Health Foundation 2020 study.
Ag News: U.S. Ag Exports to Ecuador
Ecuador imported U.S. ag products at a record pace in 2020, but U.S. beef and pork face a number of trade barriers there that have kept it a relatively small destination for red meat exports.
Ag News: West Coast Produce Expo LIVE
The West Coast Produce Expo is coming back … IN-PERSON … and you are invited. The West Coast Produce Expo 2021 will be held May 18th & 19th in Las Vegas.
Ag News: Farm Workforce Modernization Act Vote
With a House vote expected this month on an agricultural immigration bill, farm groups have renewed their support for the measure.
Ag News: Absent Landlords
The majority of rented farmland is owned by landlords who don’t operate farms, and a subset, known as absent landlords, don’t reside in the local farming area.
Ag News: Farmers to Families Food Box Support
The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture sent a letter to Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack to support the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box program.
Ag News: County Fair Cash Crunch
County fairgrounds face a cash crunch, as the pandemic forces ongoing cancellations of events. A number of county fair boards have already voted to cancel their 2021 fairs.
Ag News: Land-Grant Universities Funding
Public and Land-grant Universities looking at nearly $11.5 billion in needed repairs and renovations at the buildings and facilities at schools receiving USDA research funding.
Ag News: Transparency in the Cattle Markets
The American Farm Bureau Federation is calling on lawmakers to require increased transparency in America's cattle markets. AFBF supports the Cattle Market Transparency Act of 2021.
Ag News: Wheat Profitability Projects Approved
The National Wheat Foundation Board have approved three new projects, selected after strategic planning meetings with industry stakeholders of the wheat industry.