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: Bayer Fights for Roundup
Bayer has signaled it will not go down quietly while its signature ag product, Roundup, is on trial. The company’s Monsanto subsidiary is facing more than 11,000 Roundup lawsuits.
Ag News: Cover Crop Use Up
As the push toward healthier soils expands, the use of cover crops does as well across the country planting 50% more cover crop acres, at 15.4 million in 2017.
Ag News: USMCA Overall U.S. Win
Although China has not imposed restrictions on Canadian pork, some Canadian pork shipments to China have been delayed by exporters using outdated forms.
Ag News: WTO Rules Against China
A World Trade Organization dispute settlement panel found China has administered its tariff-rate quotas for wheat, corn, and rice inconsistently with its WTO commitments.
Ag News: U.S. Wheat Eyes Brazil
U.S. Wheat Associates, the group representing the U.S. wheat industry, is eying an 80% chunk of Brazil's 750,000-ton tariff-free wheat import quota.
Ag News: Farmer on Wheaties Box
Last week, General Mills broke tradition by honoring North Dakota farmer Gabe Brown for pioneering in the field of soil health for farmers across the nation.
Ag News: U.S.-China Trade Talks Moving
Talks between the U.S. and China are moving toward a final accord. The latest round of talks going so well both sides are talking about holding more in-person meetings.
Ag News: Wisconsin Loses More Dairies
The Wisconsin Dept of Ag reports the loss of another 212 dairy farms in the first quarter of 2019. On April 1, the number of licensed dairy farms in Wisconsin stood at 7,898.
Ag News: Ag Census Shows Consolidation
The 2017 Ag Census shows the dairy industry continues its relentless march toward consolidation. The Ag Census shows over 54,000 farms had milk cows in 2017.
Ag News: Live Cattle Futures Fade
Live cattle futures have faded off the highs seen in mid-March, a sign one analysts thinks is a signal the seasonal price highs may be already baked in for now.