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: Dicamba Renewal
EPA renewed the label for over-the-top dicamba use in soybeans and cotton through 2020. The applicators must be certified and spray crops restrictions.
Ag News: Dicamba Registration Extended
The EPA will extend its dicamba registration by two years. The decision was made with input with EPA, state regulators, farmers, researchers, manufacturers, etc.
Ag News: Tariffs Hit U.S. Dairy
A record that came out states the trade tariff impacts and the potential loss of the Chinese and Mexican markets would be extremely costly to U.S. dairy producers.
Ag News: Negotiating Objectives for Japan
U.S. Trade Representative’s Office is seeking public comment, specifically on product-specific negotiating objectives, trade barriers, economics for U.S. Business.
Ag News: New TPP To Take Effect
Australia and Canada has signed and filed ratification documents of the new TPP last week, This starts a 60-day waiting period before the agreement takes effect.
Ag News: No 2019 Farm Aid
There is no plans to extend aid to farmers in 2019, assuming the market will recover in spite of the China trade war. No specific date for the second round of funding.
Ag News: Pesticide Spending Up Again
Pesticide costs, have been on the rise since 2000. pesticide expenditures, currently account for 3.1% of total ag costs, lower than their all-time high in 1998 at 4%.
Ag News: Trade Talks Scheduled With China
President Trump will meet with China's President Xi Jinping later this month at the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires. There is new developments in the trade talks.
Ag News: U.S. Philippines Meat Talks
The U.S. and Philippines have made progress on trade issues of interest to the red meat industry. The agreement also is seeking improved valuation of ag imports.
Ag News: Is PETA Using White Supremacy as a Marketing Ploy?
Holy cow! A Missouri news station reports the animal rights group is marketing milk as “a symbol of white supremacy.”