EPA: Glyphosate Is Not Carcinogenic

The EPA announced Thursday it has wrapped up its regulatory review of glyphosate and found that the most widely use weed killed in the U.S. is not carcinogenic.  The announcement comes despite U.S. juries determining the weed killer is responsible for cancer in some trials.   “EPA has concluded that there are no risks of […]

Cap And Trade Not The Only Issue OCA Will Follow This Session

The 2020 Oregon Legislative session could be an interesting one for the Ag community.  As lawmakers gear up for the start of the session Monday, Cap And Trade has already been presented, making that one of the biggest issues in the coming weeks, according to Jerome Rosa.   The Executive Director of the Oregon Cattlemen’s […]

USDA: Don’t Let Food Poisoning Sack Your Super Bowl Party

The NFL season wraps up this weekend with Super Bowl 54 down in Miami.  And there’s no better way to celebrate this unofficial holiday than with a Super Bowl party.  Whether it’s just a few friends, or it’s a massive get together, the USDA says it’s important to play offense, to stave off food borne […]

WSU Researchers Looking At Creating A Tastier Berry

Scientists at Washington State University have teamed up for a $12.8 million research effort, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to reveal genes and valuable traits for new and tastier blueberries and cranberries.   Washington is one of the top berry producing states in the U.S.  More than one million pounds of blueberries are […]

Could Coronavirus Impact Phase One?

The rapidly spreading Coronavirus is raising fears of an impact on China’s ability to implement its Phase One trade deal with the U.S.  But trade analysts in agriculture and other sectors aren’t too concerned.  American Farm Bureau Federation trade adviser Dave Salmonsen said the Phase One deal with China worth close to $40-billion a year […]

Perdue Wants US/EU Trade Relationship Reset

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says the U.S. and European Union need to reset their trade relationship, especially in when it comes to products from the farm.  And he said that reset needs to take place in the next couple of weeks.   “We have to reconcile the $10-12 billion agricultural deficit with the EU. Our […]

FCC Launches $20 Billion Rural Broadband Fund

On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission approved a rural broadband funding initiative.  The new Rural Digital Opportunity Fund will help finance the deployment of high-speed broadband networks in rural America.  Through a two-phase reverse auction mechanism, the FCC will direct up to $20.4 billion over ten years to finance up to gigabit speed broadband networks […]

AEM: USMCA A Victory for Equipment Makers

This week’s signing of USMCA offers certainty beyond the farm for agriculture. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers said the agreement will help equipment makers grow in the United States, compete globally, and support millions of jobs across the country.   Case IH North American Vice President Scott Harris serves on the AEM board of directors.  […]

NASDA Submits Hemp Program Comments to USDA

This week, the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture submitted final comments on federal hemp production guidelines.  The comments submitted to the Department of Agriculture highlight potential changes to the Domestic Hemp Production Program interim final rule.   NASDA CEO  Barb Glenn said, “We know at least 30 states will have to revise their […]