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: Yams -V- Sweet Potatoes and Simplot Buys Pinnacle
What’s a yam and what’s a sweet potato? A TRUE “yam” is never a sweet potato. Yams are tropical roots with rough brown skin and white, starchy flesh.
Ag News: NPPC Pushes Pork to China and Composting Romaine
Securing zero-tariff access to China for U.S. pork would be an economic boon for American agriculture, according to the National Pork Producers Council.
Ag News: Agri Marketing Product of Year
WinField United's InterLock Adjuvant has been named the "2019 Product of the Year" and Corteva Agriscience's Enlist E3 Soybean Trait as the "2019 NEW Product of the Year."
Ag News: Mexican Tomato Suspension and Cal Wine Grape Harvest
In a decision that keeps the tomato suspension agreement, the U.S. Int'l. Trade Commission ruled Mexican tomatoes sold at less than “fair value” threaten the domestic industry.
Ag News: Cage-free Hens in Michigan
Michigan has just passed a law that makes it a criminal offense to confine egg-laying hens in cages, and ensures ALL eggs sold in Michigan come from cage-free hens.
Ag News: Food Producer Income Down
While consumers' holiday food costs continue to decline, American food producers' incomes have dropped dramatically in recent years.
Ag News: U.S. Rice to South Korea and Crunch Pak’s Cosmic Slices
U.S. rice is headed for South Korea thanks to a new trade agreement. Korea also agreed to important disciplines to ensure transparency for U.S. rice.
Ag News: USDA MFP Pmts Round 2
Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says the USDA will begin making a second round of trade aid payments for 2019 to U.S. farmers next week.
Ag News: Fresh Apples Higher
U.S. fresh market apple inventories on November 1st are 15% above year-ago levels. That’s according to the first storage report of the year from the U.S. Apple Association.
Ag News: Ag Tourism Grows and China Trade Deal Delay
Agricultural tourism continues to grow. Commodities such as grapes, fruit and nut trees, and specialty livestock had a positive impact on tourism revenues.