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: Duvall Hails Year-round E15
American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall hails the EPA’s announcement to allow expanded E15 fuel sales. Removing outdated barriers and regulations.
Ag News: ASF Spreading in China
The impact of China's African swine fever outbreak has grown, as the disease arrived in one of the country's largest production areas as pork stockpiles fall rapidly.
Ag News: Walmart Sues Poultry Companies
America’s largest retail grocer, Walmart has filed suit against various U.S. poultry companies alleging a conspiracy to inflate chicken prices.
Ag News: Borden’s Elsie Gets Facelift and Bud Light Ads Barred
Elsie, the iconic spokescow for Borden dairy, is getting a makeover. The new look Elsie is part of a new marketing campaign with the tagline “Glass Half-Full Since 1857.”
Ag News: ASF Impact on China
Last week, the USDA confirmed China bought 31,400 metric tons of the 46,300 exports sold, the second-largest purchase of U.S. pork ever.
Ag News: Arby’s Impossible Meat
When VegNews published an article claiming “Arby’s Looks to Add Plant-Based Impossible Meat to Menu,” Arby’s decided it was time to set the record straight.
Ag News: Tariff Lifting and Beef to Japan
Two trade moves are being celebrated in the beef industry. Steel and aluminum tariffs were lifted for Mexico and Canada, and Japan lifted age requirements for U.S. beef.
Ag News: Rain Delays Corn Planting
Farmers have done their best since April to get the 2019 corn crop in the ground. Unfortunately, Mother Nature continues to knock them down.
Ag News: U.S. Beef to Japan
The U.S. and Japan have agreed on new terms that eliminate Japan’s longstanding restrictions on U.S. beef exports, paving the way for expanded sales.
Ag News: USDA Prepares for ASF Defense
The USDA continues its overall African Swine Fever preparedness efforts. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service will work with the states, and veterinary diagnostic labs to test for ASF.
Ag News: USDA Trade Assistance
President Trump says the U.S. will boost its purchase of domestic farm products for humanitarian aid in an effort to offset lost demand from China.
Ag News: Tariff Hike on China
The U.S. slapped 25% tariffs on several fruit and vegetable imports from China, and then China reciprocated. These latest tariffs, enacted at 12:01 a.m. China time on May 10th