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: Alt-meat Industry Booming
The technology is getting better for lab-grown and plant-based protein companies working on different traits including flavor and potentially boosting protein content.
Ag News: Lawsuit over Missouri “Meat”
Settlement discussions are under way over a lawsuit challenging a Missouri law making it a misdemeanor to promote plant-based food products as “meat.”
Ag News: China’s Other Proteins
With African swine fever carving such a big chunk out of China’s hog herds, the world’s biggest meat consumer is turning to other protein sources.
Ag News: Ladybug Swarm
Like something out of a science fiction movie, meteorologists across Southern Cal. spotted a large storm-like signal on their radars that made no sense with calm weather.
Ag News: NW Ag Exports Down
Export shipments to China out of Seattle and Tacoma ports fell 32% in 2018. The figures show AG exports out of the Northwest are down 21% THIS YEAR as of the end of March.
Ag News: Duvall Hails Year-round E15
American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall hails the EPA’s announcement to allow expanded E15 fuel sales. Removing outdated barriers and regulations.
Ag News: ASF Spreading in China
The impact of China's African swine fever outbreak has grown, as the disease arrived in one of the country's largest production areas as pork stockpiles fall rapidly.
Ag News: Walmart Sues Poultry Companies
America’s largest retail grocer, Walmart has filed suit against various U.S. poultry companies alleging a conspiracy to inflate chicken prices.
Ag News: Borden’s Elsie Gets Facelift and Bud Light Ads Barred
Elsie, the iconic spokescow for Borden dairy, is getting a makeover. The new look Elsie is part of a new marketing campaign with the tagline “Glass Half-Full Since 1857.”
Ag News: ASF Impact on China
Last week, the USDA confirmed China bought 31,400 metric tons of the 46,300 exports sold, the second-largest purchase of U.S. pork ever.