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New organic rule about science or ideology?
New organic rule about science or ideology?
According to proponents, the rule seeks to align organic livestock, poultry and egg production practices with consumer “expectations.”

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Caution advised on North Cascades grizzly bear plans
Caution advised on North Cascades grizzly bear plans
Grizzlies have killed at least 14 humans in the last 10 years.
President Trump’s 100-day Rorschach test
President Trump’s 100-day Rorschach test
As we review the first 100 days of President Trump, we are reminded of the fact that all new presidents do good, but they also make mistakes.
Falling numbers update
Working together, we will make sure the problem is addressed and solutions are found.
Lack of salmon passage hurts fishermen
To keep producing swimming pool water, green lawns and golf courses in the desert you have to kill wild and hatchery salmon and California is not slowing down one bit.
County council undermines rural areas
If the Board traded away rural private property rights like a commodity, shame on them.
Comparing potatoes and milk
All farmers should send the correct product supply to the market — a supply matching profitable demand such that the resulting product price is consistently positive for the farmer.
Renewable fuel standards should be retained
We strongly urge Congressman Walden and leaders in the new administration to reject ongoing efforts to alter the RFS or rewrite fuel standards to boost profits for a handful of oil refineries.
‘Muddy’ jeans without the work
‘Muddy’ jeans without the work
‘Muddy’ jeans for wealthy urban consumers who apparently have no idea how clothes actually get really dirty.
Idaho wants to count flood control releases against water rights
Idaho wants to count flood control releases against water rights
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What’s Upstream maneuvers through legal loopholes
What’s Upstream maneuvers through legal loopholes
Both the state attorney general and the federal inspector general appear to indicate that the laws have loopholes in need of repair.

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More agricultural research funding needed
In 1940, almost 40 percent of the federal government’s research budget was devoted to the agricultural sciences. In 2014, it was 3.4 percent.
Idaho wants to count flood control releases against water rights
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Editorials

New organic rule about science or ideology?
According to proponents, the rule seeks to align organic livestock, poultry and egg production practices with consumer “expectations.”
Land sales have big impact on ag economy
The hope is the land will remain in agriculture, supporting ranchers, farmers and the economy.
Caution advised on North Cascades grizzly bear plans
President Trump’s 100-day Rorschach test
What’s Upstream maneuvers through legal loopholes

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Oregon legislature must address loss of rural farmlands/livelihoods
A group of diverse organizations spent a year researching and developing the Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program, House Bill 3249.
Falling numbers update
Working together, we will make sure the problem is addressed and solutions are found.
Lack of salmon passage hurts fishermen
County council undermines rural areas
Comparing potatoes and milk