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.
Brewers Like Florida Hops and Ag Economy Barometer Plummets
Brewers like the flavor and aroma that come from Florida-grown Cascade hops, saying it tastes a little like candy. Ag Economy Barometer plummeted in May to a reading of just 99, the weakest since April 2020.
Farm Real Estate Debt Grows in 1st Quarter & NASCAR Ethanol
Farm real estate debt at commercial banks grew modestly in the first quarter, while production loans remained steady.
California Tomato Forecast Lower and World Food Prices Drop
This year’s California tomato forecast is growing smaller. In January, the USDA predicted tomato farmers would produce 12.2 million tons, but that estimate has been revised downward, to 11.7 million tons.
Next Generation Farm Ownership and 2022 Census of Agriculture
Families of farmers and ranchers nearing retirement often face challenges in planning for the next generation of farm ownership.
30 Billion E15 Miles Driven and Thompson Calls Framework “Tone Deaf”
Drivers across the United States have logged 30 Billion miles on the road using E15. E15 has been a shield against skyrocketing fuel prices, saving drivers almost $0.60 per gallon in some areas.
California Water & Irrigation Cuts and Food Production Creates Jobs
Regulations, adopted by the California State Water Resources Control Board, require local water agencies to impose restrictions to make up for potential 20% shortfalls.
Bill Prohibits China from Buying U.S. Lands
Washington Representative Dan Newhouse recently introduced a bill aimed at preventing the Chinese government from buying public or private land in the U.S.
California Ranchers Protect Grazing and Poultry Marketing Reqs.
California cattle ranchers and conservationists are partnering to preserve open space, while also protecting grazing for livestock.
California Blueberry Crop Down and Red Meat Exports Solid, But
Blueberry growers in parts of Northern and Central California are picking a smaller crop this year after losing fruit to spring frost and hail.
USTR Asked for Tariff Relief and Cover Crops Increase
**A diverse group of more than 40 American food and ag leaders sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on tariffs. The groups are asking for the suspension, reduction, or elimination of tariffs to ease the burden of retaliatory tariffs on rural America...