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: MPP Dairy Enrollment
A newly overhauled MPP, which should provide better payments to dairy farms. USDA and FDA programs will receive about $23.3 billion in discretionary spending.
Ag News: Chinese Tariffs Hit U.S. Pork
China putting an additional import duty of a 25 percent increase, to the existing 12 percent, on U.S. pork. Improvements made to the Margin Protection Program.
Ag News: New Food Health Claims/Labeling
FDA wants companies to apply for approval to label products with health claims. Expectations for soybean planting while also cutting its outlook for corn acres.
Ag News: GMO Demonization
Opposition to GMOs is unique in that avoids GM food being promoted as an eco-positive initiative. USDA not to seek regulate emerging gene editing tech.
Ag News: Trade Allies Get Tariff Relief
The U.S. will shield a list of trade allies from steel and aluminum tariffs. Ag Secretary points out some of the good in the omnibus spending bill.
Ag News: Russia Wheat Expansion
USDA taking grants applications for broadband infrastructure in unserved rural communities. Russia is eating into U.S. Market shares with its wheat expansion.
Ag News: Rain Relief for California
California’s drought is about visited by a Pineapple Express that is expected to bring plenty of rain and snow. Bayer takeover has jumped another hurl.
Ag News: DACA Fix Adrift
Getting immigration legislation through Congress looks like a boat a drifted. U.S. pork and beef dishes highlighted Foodex Asia’s largest food trade show.
Ag News: USDA’s Florida Citrus Forecast
Florida’s citrus growers still recovering from Hurricane Irma’s unprecedented damage. NCBA CEO Kendal Frazier as the first Ag Association Leader of the Year.
Ag News: Farm Bill Impasse
Impasse over a farm bill draft has deepened, Grocery store sales growth in January were up 4.5%, the biggest monthly year-over-year gain since January 2015.