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.-China Talks
After two days in Shanghi, little progress was reported in trade talks between the U.S. and China, but more meetings have been scheduled for early September.
Ag News: Chipotle Says No to Fake Meat
CEO Brian Nicole says Chipotle’s commitment to simple food created from just 51 ingredients will not feature alternative proteins they consider too processed for its customers.
Ag News: Cal Initiative & Pork Prices
A controversial California ballot initiative, which passed in November, will significantly increase the price of pork for consumers both in California and nationwide.
Ag News: STEM Jobs in Agriculture
Western Growers has released a Careers in Ag Job Center for careers related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics in agriculture, to promote STEM jobs in the produce industry.
Ag News: U.S.-Guatemala H-2A Talks
The U.S. and Guatemala are working on a program to boost H-2A workers from that country, to stem what the Department of Homeland Security calls irregular migration patterns.
Ag News: Reps In China for Talks
Agriculture will be one of the focal points while Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are in China to resume trade talks.
Ag News: Senate Works on Hemp
A Senate hearing on industrial hemp has underscored the difficulties facing federal agencies trying to implement provisions of the 2018 farm bill.
Ag News: Conaway High on USDA Aid
Michael Conaway is a big supporter of anything to aid farmers and ranchers, like the USDA’s aid to help them weather unjustified retaliatory tariffs imposed by China.
Ag News: U.S. Pork to Japan Up
After trending lower through the first four months the year, May pork exports to Japan increased 5% from a year ago, while export value, up 3%, was the highest in 18 months.
Ag News: Potato Exports Higher
Exports of frozen, dehydrated and fresh U.S. potatoes posted modest gains through the first three quarters of the July 2018 thru June 2019 marketing year.