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: Canada/Mexico Committed to NAFTA
Canada and Mexico remain committed to the NAFTA agreement. Ag officials will be talking at the 22nd World Meat Congress in Dallas.
Ag News: Perdue on Trade Importance
Perdue is hopeful a NAFTA agreement can be reached this year, but there are hurdles. U.S., Canada and Mexico have too much in common to allow a trade dispute.
Ag News: Mexico Tariff Retaliation
Mexico's quick responds increase in tariffs target pork legs, apples, grapes and cheeses as well as steel products from U.S. states that supported Trump in 2016.
Ag News: DOJ Approves Bayer-Monsanto Merger
DOJ is requiring Bayer and Monsanto must spin off $9 billion worth of assets, to merge the two companies. This is the largest sale of corporate assets ever.
Ag News: Bayer Earnings with Monsanto
With the new Monsanto acquisition, Bayer has reduced its expected earnings. USDA was working to make the department the entry point for H-2A applications.
Ag News: Japan & U.S. Ethanol
Japan will use U.S. ethanol to make ETBE, an oxygenate blended into fuel. It has a small carbon footprint that it can be used in up to 44% of Japan’s ETBE,
Ag News: Farm Bill de ja vu
The new farm bill that is being worked on could have the same outcome for stricter work requirements for food stamp recipients and payment rules for farmers.
Ag News: GOP Working on Farm Bill Fix
In an attempt to revive the farm bill until late June, GOP leaders trying remove opposition to the bill by holding a vote on immigration control.
Ag News: China Import of American Goods
China will be increasing imports of American agriculture and energy products and will seek to address U.S. protection concerns about intellectual property.
Ag News: U.S. Exports to China
A potential trade deal with China that would mean massive Chinese purchases of U.S. farm exports, stating “practically as much as our Farmers can produce.”