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We were pleased to see President Donald Trump ask for a Department of Justice investigation into the meatpackers. We believe that, to have a free market, all sides must operate on a level play…

“We live in unprecedented times and need to take unprecedented measures.” I don’t know how many times I have heard this in the last two or three months. I know it is true, but I sure would lik…

We want to trust our leaders, but, how can we? In the “best of times,” they tax and spend, abuse power, ever expand government control, will not honestly balance the budget (their constitution…

A Seattle-based federal judge will soon decide the fate of some 1,600 Southeast Alaska salmon trollers — fishermen who are already looking at the lowest allotment of chinook in 20 years, large…

“Alone together.” I believe that is the mantra for staying at home and trying to flatten the curve of COVID-19. If we stay separated from others, together we can continue to combat this virus.

Have you been to the grocery store lately only to find many of the shelves and coolers picked over? Maybe you went in for a loaf of bread or a couple gallons of milk, but had a hard time findi…

We’ve all heard the old story about coming into the kitchen and finding the water on and the sink overflowing — the first thing to do is turn off the water. That’s what we need to do with the …

As our country continues to grapple with the unprecedented health crisis from the COVID-19 outbreak, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day has come upon us as a reminder of another challenge for t…

Managers at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife are missing a bet. Brad Manke, the sheriff of Stevens County, has offered to help overloaded and underfunded WDFW staffers trap wolve…

Information and guidance regarding COVID-19 is continually evolving. Although this can be frustrating and confusing, especially when recommendations change or are expanded, we can expect these…

‘Mandatory cattle identification” are three words that conjure up all sorts of reactions among ranchers. Whether and how the federal or state government can make a rancher tag a cow or calf is…

When I was in high school, I was introduced to John Steinbeck’s work. As a high schooler, I devoured “The Grapes of Wrath” while on a road trip across west Texas and made an extreme effort to …

If you’re looking for engaging new picture books to read to the little ones in your life, consider “Tales of the Dairy Godmother: Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish” from Feeding Minds Press.

Everyone knows, from Aesop and Horace, the story of the Town Mouse and the Country Mouse, although they fail to tell us that all food comes from the country (the farm).

Most people in the Pacific Northwest don’t think a lot about the rivers flowing through the hearts of our communities and states and all they provide us, but farmers certainly do.

“Pass the mashed potatoes, please.” When that heaping dish of fluffy goodness comes your way, you might think to thank the person passing it to you, or the person who prepared them. However, r…

It is despicable that the coronavirus outbreak is being weaponized and politicized against President Trump. Trump responded quickly to stop people from China and other countries from coming in…

In the coming days your household will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 census. It’s part of a constitutional mandate for the federal government to count every man, woman and c…

As today’s politics swirls, and a big city New York candidate shows he neither knows nor respects farmers, as Oregon’s Left forgets or never learned the need for farms and basic extractive ind…

Earlier this year, I traveled to Austin and spoke at the Texas Global Food Security Summit held on the sidelines of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention. The meeting brought…

Because my family didn’t have television on the farm, for most of my growing up years, it was a special treat to watch TV when I would stay with my grandparents in Walla Walla during the summe…