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EPA-speak: ‘We have the power’
EPA-speak: ‘We have the power’
When words don't mean what the EPA wants them to, the agency redefines them.

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Research offers hope against citrus greening
Research offers hope against citrus greening

Agriculture officials in California are strengthening their efforts to stop the spread of Asian citrus psyllids, the small insect responsible for infecting citrus trees with Huanglongbing — citrus greening.

More research is needed to find...

Yogi Berra and the Endangered Species Act
Yogi Berra and the Endangered Species Act

Yogi Berra said it best. It’s like deja vu all over again.

For the fifth time, a federal judge has ruled that NOAA Fisheries and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did not meet the requirements of the Endangered Species Act and the National...

Animal health top concern for farmers, veterinarians

A few weeks ago I attended a college reunion. It was fun and refreshing to see friends from years ago.

Although I returned home feeling fine, apparently the stress of traveling combined with being around a new group of people was too much for my...

We all need to work together

When I first read the story about the Swinomish tribe, the Environmental Protection Agency and the environmental groups’ campaign against farmers, I was pretty peeved. There’s already too much vitriol in the world. Sure, we have to point...

U.S. wheat industry listens to its customers around the globe
U.S. wheat industry listens to its customers around the globe

It is a fundamental of business that it is important — make that crucial — to talk with your customers. And listen.

We recently took a close look at how the U.S. wheat industry does just that. Breeders, farmers, elevators and...

Candidates give agriculture short shrift

Unless establishment Republicans can pull some convention shenanigans, Donald Trump will likely be the GOP nominee for president.

And despite Bernie Sanders’ continuing efforts, short of a timely indictment Hillary Clinton will be the...

Thanks for the joy you gave a reader

My mother, Barbara Krieg, was an avid reader of the Capital Press. She recently passed at age 92. She raised nine children, all with a love and appreciation of the natural world. She was a 4-H leader, master gardener and graduate of Oregon...

Strong justice for Idaho

One of Idaho’s most distinguished citizens is running for the Idaho Supreme Court, on the nonpartisan ballot, May 17.

Raised in Wendell, Clive Strong has been Chief of the Natural Resources Division of the Office of the Attorney General...

Meatless Mondays do help

I noted the lead editorial in last Friday’s Capital Press with great interest, having spent several hours in the last week trying to get myself up to speed on the question of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by cattle.

Upon reading the...

Wolf plan should dictate management actions

I look forward each week to receiving my Capital Press paper. I think it is absolutely the best ag information source — bar none. I am a member of the county and state cattlewomen and have used the Capital Press often as a resource for...

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Feds’ permafrost land grab in Alaska has national implications
Corps makes another land grab — this time in Alaska.

Editorials

EPA-speak: ‘We have the power’
When words don't mean what the EPA wants them to, the agency redefines them.
Yogi Berra and the Endangered Species Act

Yogi Berra said it best. It’s like deja vu all over again.

For the fifth time, a federal judge has ruled that NOAA Fisheries and the...

Animal health top concern for farmers, veterinarians
U.S. wheat industry listens to its customers around the globe

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We all need to work together

When I first read the story about the Swinomish tribe, the Environmental Protection Agency and the environmental groups’ campaign against...

Thanks for the joy you gave a reader

My mother, Barbara Krieg, was an avid reader of the Capital Press. She recently passed at age 92. She raised nine children, all with a love and...

Strong justice for Idaho
Meatless Mondays do help
Wolf plan should dictate management actions