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.
Processed Tomato Incentive & Deputy Ag Secy. Bronagh Steps Down
Deputy Ag Secretary Jewel Bronaugh announced last week her intention to resign from the USDA.
Food Retail Sector Consolidation & Emergency Relief for Org. Farmers
The Organic Farmers Association welcomes the announcement of emergency financial relief to organic dairy farmers by the USDA.
Rainstorms Give California Farmers Hope and Farm Bill Hearings Begin
While many farmers suffered crop losses, the deluge of storms has stirred hopes for a better water-supply after three years of severe drought and water cuts.
NCBA on Electronic ID Rule and FTC Asked to Look into Egg Prices
The USDA’s proposed electronic identification rule for transporting cattle over state lines. The Federal Trade Commission to look into the high prices of eggs and possible price gouging.
California Flood Damage and USDA Expanding Wildfire Efforts
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced his agency is expanding efforts to reduce the risk of wildfires in the western U.S.
Older Trucks Banned in California & Ag Groups Take WOTUS to Court
Groups representing agriculture, infrastructure, housing, and petroleum filed a legal challenge to the new Waters of the U.S. Rule.
Russian Invasion Costs BASF and Strengthening Organic Enforcement
BASF expects to post a net loss for 2022 after booking impairments worth 7.9 billion from the deconsolidation of Russian exploration and production activities after Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.
U.S.-E.U. Sign Tariff Rate Quota Agreement & NASDA Sets 2023 Policy
U.S. and European Union trade leaders signed the U.S.-EU Tariff Rate Quota Agreement. The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture announced its primary policy focus for 2023.
California Snowpack and Bayer Activist Investments
A year ago, California’s first snowpack survey revealed snow measuring 160% of average, followed by the driest January, February and March in over 100 years.
California Dairies Reduce Methane and Farm Credit for Americans Act
California dairy farmers are making progress in reducing methane emissions, on track to meet the goal of A 40% reduction by 2030.