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: California Tasting Rooms Reopen and June Dairy Month
As tasting rooms reopen at many California wineries, vintners and grape growers wait to see how customers respond to new requirements
Ag News: Farmer Brand Loyalty Down and Dairy Prices Rebound
Farm Equipment and Ag Equipment Intelligence launched the first brand loyalty study of farm machinery in late 2010, followed by subsequent studies in 2014 and 2017.
Ag News: Abundant Food Supply and Year-Round Fruit Availability
Despite the shocks the pandemic has delivered to the food system, the chief economist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture says people "can continue to rely on abundant food supplies."
Ag News: Milk Production Up in April
The USDA reported that April milk production was up 1.4%. Cow numbers are up 49,000 head from a year ago, but down 4,000 from March.
Ag News: Off-Farm Income Down and Hydroponic Organic Lawsuit
Nearly half of the farmers or ranchers supplement agricultural income with off-farm jobs, responded to a California Farm Bureau survey said they’d lost off-farm income due to the pandemic.
Ag News: USDA Waivers and Plant-based Dairy Wording
USDA extending of three nationwide waivers, giving child nutrition programs the flexibility to continue to feed children while promoting social distancing during the pandemic.
Lost Markets-Off Farm Income and Meat Processing Problems
Lost markets and off-farm income related to the pandemic have proven difficult for many in California agriculture. 42% lost OFF-farm income, due stay-at-home orders.
Ag News: Exports to China and H-2A Restrictions
The flow of U.S. farm exports to China has increased since the two nations signed a "Phase 1" trade agreement in January.
Ag News: USMEF on Buying Habits and Farm Credit Looking Good
The international enthusiasm for U.S. pork and beef hasn't slowed, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation, it has altered their buying behavior.
Ag News: Consumer Buying Habits and Vital Wines Healthcare
A virtual town hall hosted by chairs of the Legislature's ag committees, economists said buying habits changes has disrupted every aspect of the farming business.