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: American Freeze Dry Settles Debt
Ferndale-based CTA Inc. has satisfied its debt under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act and can now operate in the produce industry again.
Ag News: EPA Approves Hemp Pesticides
EPA announced approval of nine biopesticides and one conventional pesticide for use on hemp. This was the first time the federal agency approved products for use on hemp.
Ag News: California Snowpack Improves and Impossible Pork Debut
2020 begins with a promising outlook for California's snowpack. The amount of water contained in the snowpack was over 9 inches, or 90% of the January 2nd average.
Ag News: Impossible Pork and Trade Gap Narrows
The National Pork Producers Council is calling Impossible Foods' naming of its plant-based products designed to mimic real pork a brazen violation of labeling law.
Ag News: U.S. Red Meat to Japan
The U.S. appears ready to reclaim its share of the red meat market in Japan. The outlook is very optimistic under the new U.S.-Japan trade agreement.
Ag News: Livestock Gains with China and Borden Bankruptcy
Soybean producers won’t be the only ones to benefit from a Chinese trade deal. According to Ted Seifried of Zaner Ag Hedge, livestock producers have a lot to gain, too.
Ag News: E.U. Trade Talk Visit and 2020 Ag Optimism
The European Union’s new trade chief will visit Washington D.C. next week in a bid to repair relations frayed by U.S. measures against imports from the EU.
Ag News: Phase One No Tariffs
The U.S. and China are expected to sign a “phase one” trade deal next week, but fruit exporters shouldn’t expect immediate removal of Chinese tariffs on U.S. fruits.
Ag News: Waste Disposal California
California based Measure To Improve CEO Nikki Rodoni says, as we generate more waste, more feed lots have been leaving the state because of regulatory mandates,
Ag News: U.S. Meat Imports Down
Drought in Australia and New Zealand will contribute to reduced meat imports in the U.S. this year.