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.
Farmer to Farmer Education Act and Fruit & Vegetable Imports Higher
Imports are vital and increasingly important in ensuring fresh fruit and vegetables are available year-round in the U.S.
Dairy Earnings Plummet and Voluntary Groundwater Conservation Act
The Voluntary Groundwater Conservation Act gives farmers and ranchers the flexibility to protect groundwater sources while also keeping ag lands in production under a new voluntary groundwater easement program.
California Ag Technologies and Retail Food Prices Higher
California has led the way in developing cutting edge agricultural technologies, enabling farms to do more with fewer, safer, and more efficient workers, but it’s also creating a challenge.
Larger California Almond Crop and U.S. Gas Prices Up
The nation's average gas price increased 2.1 cents last week to $3.55 per gallon. The national average DIESEL price increased 2.7 cents and stands at $3.83 per gallon.
$250 Million U.S. to Ukraine Ag Producers and Manure for Fertilizer
U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Samantha Power says the U.S. will provide another $250 million in aid to Ukraine’s agricultural producers.
Ca. Peach Growers Breed for Mechanization & Invest Rural America Act
With the rising cost of labor and shortage of workers to hand-pick fruit, California canning peach growers are looking to science for solutions.
Measuring Methane Emissions and Animal Extremist Tactics
The Animal Ag Alliance released reports detailing the interconnectedness of the animal rights movement and their tactics targeting animal agriculture.
ESA Working Group Launched and US Economy Strong Despite Worries
Washington Representative Dan Newhouse, the Congressional Western Caucus, and the House Committee on Natural Resources have launched the Endangered Species Act Working Group.
Record Spending on Food and More People Facing Hunger
Over 122 million more people around the world are facing hunger since 2019 due to COVID-19 and repeated weather shocks and conflicts like the war in Ukraine.
Date Growers Conserve Water and Tractor Sales First Surge of 2023
California’s nearly $90 million date industry produces more than half of the nation’s dates, with most of the fruit grown in the arid Coachella Valley.