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: U.S. Beef to Japan
The U.S. and Japan have agreed on new terms that eliminate Japan’s longstanding restrictions on U.S. beef exports, paving the way for expanded sales.
Ag News: USDA Prepares for ASF Defense
The USDA continues its overall African Swine Fever preparedness efforts. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service will work with the states, and veterinary diagnostic labs to test for ASF.
Ag News: USDA Trade Assistance
President Trump says the U.S. will boost its purchase of domestic farm products for humanitarian aid in an effort to offset lost demand from China.
Ag News: Tariff Hike on China
The U.S. slapped 25% tariffs on several fruit and vegetable imports from China, and then China reciprocated. These latest tariffs, enacted at 12:01 a.m. China time on May 10th
Ag News: Dairy’s ASF Impact on Milk
The dairy industry is keeping a wary eye on China’s devastating outbreak of African Swine Fever. What does the ASF disease in China have to do with milk prices?
Ag News: Mexico Tomato Tariff
Mexican tomatoes entering the U.S. are being hit with a 17.5 percent tariff after the Commerce Department terminated a decades-old tomato deal.
Ag News: Livestock Hauler Bill
Another bill proposed in Congress seeks to address concerns for livestock haulers regarding hours of service regulations, adding to a growing list of legislative fixes.
Ag News: California Labor Shortage
California growers continue to face labor shortages. A survey of 1,071 farmers and ranchers found 56% of farmers had been unable to hire all the employees they needed.
Ag News: China Trade Deal
The forecast is suddenly a bit brighter for U.S. dairy producers as some of the world’s largest producers of grains could be headed for bumper crops this year.
Ag News: Producer’s Earnings Down
A released report form the USDA’s Economic Research Service shows for every dollar American consumers spend on food, U.S. farmers and ranchers earn just 14.6 cents.