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: 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.
Ag News: NFU Opposes SNAP Requirements
The National Farmers Union is opposing a proposed rule to tighten work requirements for able-bodied Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants without dependents.
Ag News: Tariff Retaliation From Canada
Canada’s ambassador to the U.S. tells agriculture.com that the proposed retaliatory tariffs are in response to American steel and aluminum tariffs.
Ag News: Onion Stocks Down
Weather issues and dwindling global supplies will put the squeeze on available U.S. onion stocks for the next few months. The National Onion Association reports.
Ag Report: Flooding Shouldn’t Take Much of a Toll on Corn, Soybean Planting
Spring flooding in the northern Plains and western Corn Belt will have a marginal impact on corn and soybean plantings.
Ag News: Corn-based Ethanol Cleaner
A new USDA study finds greenhouse gas emissions from corn-based ethanol are about 39-percent lower than gasoline, and when refined at natural gas-powered refineries.
Ag News: Hogs Cash-Futures Up
Cash and futures hog prices have sky rocketed recently and there’s been one driving force. Livestock economist Scott Brown says we are seeing an increase of ASF in China.
Ag News: Farms to Get Larger-Fewer
Aimpoint Research CEO Brett Sciotto says current trends point to 100,000 “production” farmers, a quarter or less of the current number of mid-and-large-size farms.
Ag News: New Zealand Drought
Could a developing drought in New Zealand help the global supply and demand picture for milk markets?