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: Paycheck Protection Program for Ag
The Small Business Administration, and the Treasury Department, posted a revised Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness application.
Ag News: Chilled U.S. Pork to Hong Kong and Tyson Plant Shuts Down
The numbers of infected workers at the Tyson's Wallula facility grew last week, family and friends of employees urged the meat-processing facility to shut down.
Ag News: USDA Dollars to Feed Hunger and No COVID-19 in Meat
Besides billions of dollars in cash payments to farmers, coronavirus relief will include purchases of “as much” milk and meat as possible for hunger relief.
Ag News: Americans Preparing More Food
Americans have already been devoting more time to food preparation, even before restaurants constricted operations and people were advised to stay at home.
Ag News: Corona Beef Buys Up and USDA Encourages Safety
As people hunker down and cook more meals at home, they've been buying more beef, that’s led to surging demand, particularly for hamburger.
Ag News: Truck Driver Hours Waived
National emergency was declared due to coronavirus COVID-19, the hours of service rules for truck drivers transporting emergency food supplies have been waived.