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Department of Labor finally comes to its senses
Department of Labor finally comes to its senses
The Department of Labor has finally agreed to drop its "hot goods" cases against two Oregon blueberry producers, return fines it extorted from them, and pay some of their legal fees. What took so long?

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Most Americans support mandatory labels on foods containing DNA
Most Americans support mandatory labels on foods containing DNA
Scientific and political ignorance lead to poor public policy.
Opposition to terminal expansions harms agriculture, trade
Opposition to terminal expansions harms agriculture, trade
The private investment in Washington’s port and rail infrastructure that will come through proposed export terminals in the Northwest is desperately needed.
Managing the people, not the wolves
Managing the people, not the wolves
We're not managing wolves; we're managing people for the sake of wolves.
Another ‘ag-gag’ law won’t help farmers
A Washington state legislator has proposed legislation similar to Idaho's "ag-gag" law. We think such measures, though well meaning, are a mistake.
Coexistence possible for all crops
Coexistence possible for all crops
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber will suggest legislation to create a framework that will allow conventional and GMO crops to coexist. The devil will be in the details.
It’s time Oregon put a price on carbon
It’s time Oregon put a price on carbon
A carbon tax would help reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that go into the air.
Californians paying for Proposition 2
California's Proposition 2 has already cost egg farmers and consumers.
What happened to common sense in Washington?
Common sense is missing from climate change proposals.

Columns

Most Americans support mandatory labels on foods containing DNA
Scientific and political ignorance lead to poor public policy.
Opposition to terminal expansions harms agriculture, trade
The private investment in Washington’s port and rail infrastructure that will come through proposed export terminals in the Northwest is...
It’s time Oregon put a price on carbon

Editorials

Department of Labor finally comes to its senses
The Department of Labor has finally agreed to drop its "hot goods" cases against two Oregon blueberry producers, return fines it extorted from them,...
Why some farmers choose to grow GMO crops
While opponents resort to rumors and urban legends about genetically modified crops, farmers who choose to use GMOs find that they save money and...
A small victory for private property rights
Managing the people, not the wolves
Coexistence possible for all crops

Letters

Carbon fee would benefit many
Charging for carbon emissions would cause people to change their behavior.
What happened to common sense in Washington?
Common sense is missing from climate change proposals.