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: Women Ag Earners
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics using 2017 numbers that show the weekly median salary for men was $963, while women earned just over $1,100 per week.
Ag News: Farmer Optimism
U.S. farmers are staying optimistic about President Trump's policies despite lingering concern about the economic conditions in agriculture right now.
Ag News: Winning Trade War
The stock markets in both in the US and China are moving. But, in different directions. While the growth in the US is up, marginally. China is seeing a bear market.
Ag News: Lawsuits on Trump’s E15
The American Petroleum Institute is planning on suing the Trump Admin. for allowing the sale of E-15 year around, in which the API says that is breaking the law.
Ag News: Dicamba Renewal
EPA renewed the label for over-the-top dicamba use in soybeans and cotton through 2020. The applicators must be certified and spray crops restrictions.
Ag News: Dicamba Registration Extended
The EPA will extend its dicamba registration by two years. The decision was made with input with EPA, state regulators, farmers, researchers, manufacturers, etc.
Ag News: Tariffs Hit U.S. Dairy
A record that came out states the trade tariff impacts and the potential loss of the Chinese and Mexican markets would be extremely costly to U.S. dairy producers.
Ag News: Negotiating Objectives for Japan
U.S. Trade Representative’s Office is seeking public comment, specifically on product-specific negotiating objectives, trade barriers, economics for U.S. Business.
Ag News: New TPP To Take Effect
Australia and Canada has signed and filed ratification documents of the new TPP last week, This starts a 60-day waiting period before the agreement takes effect.
Ag News: No 2019 Farm Aid
There is no plans to extend aid to farmers in 2019, assuming the market will recover in spite of the China trade war. No specific date for the second round of funding.
Ag News: Pesticide Spending Up Again
Pesticide costs, have been on the rise since 2000. pesticide expenditures, currently account for 3.1% of total ag costs, lower than their all-time high in 1998 at 4%.
Ag News: Trade Talks Scheduled With China
President Trump will meet with China's President Xi Jinping later this month at the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires. There is new developments in the trade talks.