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: Russian River Water Solutions and Restaurant Closures
No real surprise, but the first year of the pandemic saw the temporary closures of restaurants in the U.S., prompting a decline in Food Away From Home Spending.
More California Water Curtailments & Rural Land Market Surges
State officials in California are warning water-rights holders that they should expect more curtailments during the peak irrigation season in June and July.
Cal. Farm Bureau Water Forum & Busch Light-John Deere Promotion
Representatives from California county Farm Bureaus met with state water officials last week at the California Farm Bureau Water Forum in Sacramento.
Ag News: Gas Prices Up Again and Tractor and Combine Sales Down
The nation's average gas price increased for the fourth straight week, rising 15.3 cents from a week ago to $4.46 per gallon. Total farm tractor sales are now down 13.7% year-to-date.
Ag is Big for Georgia Economy and Busch Light-John Deere Promotion
Agriculture is a big factor in the economy of Georgia. In 2020, it contributed $69.4 billion to the state’s $1.1 trillion economy.
U.S. Beef Exports Value Record and Corn Exports Down in April
U.S. beef exports soared to another new value record in March, totaling almost 126,300 metric tons, 1% higher than last year and the third-largest on record.
Sharpshooter Gene Editing and World Food Prices Down in April
World food prices took a small step down in April after reaching a record high in March.
California Water Rights Certification & USDA Updates 3 Crop Insurance
California law requires water-rights holders, including agricultural interests, to measure and report the water they divert from rivers and streams.
U.S. Beef Exports Soars & Winter Wheat Faces Drought Again
U.S. beef exports soared to another new value record in March, according to USDA data compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation.
Cal. Commodities Pile Up & Land Pulled from Conservation Reserve
Landowners told the USDA they’ll take 1.7 million acres out of the long-term Conservation Reserve and put it back into crop production, betting on profits from sky-high commodity prices.