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: Farmers to Families Hit 75-million Boxes
The USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program has distributed more than 75 million food boxes in support of American farmers and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ag News: China Buys Record U.S. Beef
China made its largest weekly U.S. beef purchases on record two weeks ago, followed by its biggest U.S. corn deals in almost a month.
Ag News: School Closures Hit Dairy Demand
The opening of schools across the country is laced with uncertainty, creating an extremely ‘fluid’ outlook for dairy demand.
Ag News: FFA Numbers Hit Record High
the National FFA announced the student membership has reached a record-high 760,113 … an increase of nearly 60,000 over last year’s membership.
Ag News: USDA Small Grain Survey and Georgia Nat’l Fair Canceled
The NASS agency is taking a comprehensive look into the 2020 production and supply of small grains, that includes wheat, oats, and rye.
Ag News: Irrigation Canal Warning and California Food Waste Bill
Irrigation canals can be tempting during sweltering heat, especially for kids and teenagers, The Columbia Basin Project is urging would-be swimmers to stay out.
Ag News: California Grape Market Good
California grape marketers will benefit from strong retail sales through the balance of the year and should weather the COVID-19 in good shape.
Ag News: COVID Veggie Confusion
Renewed restaurant closures further complicate decisions for California vegetable farmers. With restaurants restricted to outdoor dining, takeout and delivery.
Ag News: California Labor Shortage and Meals To You Hits 28.5M
Despite high unemployment rates during the pandemic, California farmers say they continue having trouble filling their harvest crews.
Ag News: Orgranic Produce Demand
The COVID-19 crisis has not slowed demand for organic produce, and Alberton’s executive Jim Donald sees “no ceiling” as demand continues to grow.