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Farmers and ranchers are under increasing pressure to produce more food to feed the world while improving their stewardship of critical land and water resources.

To every one of you who attend the first set of meetings on the Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision: Thank you. It was great to see everyone who had traveled from around the West to have their…

No one can question the wonder of a pod of orcas — killer whales — barreling through the ocean, their dorsal fins slicing through the water’s surface. Time and again they surface, then submerg…

Agriculture is a large economic driver for the state of Wisconsin, contributing $88.3 billion annually to the economy and providing 413,500 jobs, according to the state’s Department of Agricul…

We take exception to comments made by Rep. Peter DeFazio, a Democrat who represents Oregon’s 4th District, in defense of keeping federal protections on wolves. He called the bill “a talking po…

The subject of food always sparks a lively conversation these days. Everyone seems to have a unique perspective on what’s right — and wrong — with our food. No matter how food is produced, som…

Oregon farmers and ranchers face many challenges. In a global economy, they often cannot be assured of a decent price. In a changing climate, they might get too much or too little water in any…

Most farmers are skilled at managing risks, but some risks, such as weather and natural disasters, are completely out of their control. As American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duval…

You have to hand it to the makers of “milk” made from soybeans, almonds, hemp and other non-dairy crops. It was a stroke of genius to label their products in a way that would cause consumers t…

Lawmakers in the Oregon State Legislature are meeting this fall to consider adopting a new law called “cap and trade,” which is intended to reduce our state’s greenhouse gas emissions. While t…

Last June 9, as participants in the Rose Festival Parade lined up in downtown Portland, a truck drew most of the attention. It wasn’t just any truck; it was the Big Idaho Potato Truck, a 72-fo…

We’d like to take a moment to wish Barry Bushue well in his new position as Oregon state executive director of the USDA Farm Service Agency.

This summer, the U.S. House and Senate passed their versions of the 2018 Farm Bill. With the Sept. 30 expiration of the 2014 Farm Bill, the pressure is on to pass a finished product by the end…

Judging by the knee-jerk reaction of some environmentalists, the Trump administration has chosen well in Karen Budd-Falen, its new deputy solicitor for fish, wildlife and parks within the Depa…

Klamath Basin irrigators got a little help last week from Congress — $10 million tucked into a $6 billion bill to improve the nation’s ports, dams, harbors and other infrastructure.

Thomas Jefferson, one of the leading architects of our republic, is often quoted as Election Day nears. His words serve as a reminder that every American has a responsibility to participate in…

One of the core promises that swept President Donald Trump into office was that he would renegotiate better deals for the United States with our traditional trading partners.

What’s in a name? We are all given a name at birth and that name stays with us for the rest of our lives. Though some choose to change their names, particularly if you are an artist like Madon…

Blockchain record-keeping is more than just a fad — it’s something leaders at the world’s largest food companies have decided is the future of their businesses. And that means your farm or ran…

No one should be surprised at the continued overreach of some Oregon state agencies. The expanding use of computer modeling to “prove” points that actual, on-the-ground science does not prove,…

How do you reconcile your apparent support for Trump trade policy as reflected in both news and editorial content in the Oct. 5 issue with reports like this: https://reut.rs/2OhQzxP

‘Neonic” is a word that sets off alarm bells among the anti-pesticide crowd, most of whom oppose the chemicals that farmers and ranchers need to protect their crops and livestock.

Mr. Marble’s comments contained in the column, “Surviving the drought in Western Oregon” were very well received from this subscriber.

While we tend to talk about millennials as a homogenous group and characterize them with sweeping statements, trust research from The Center for Food Integrity shows there’s a distinction in a…

The past week marked three major breakthroughs for the Trump administration — and for the U.S. farmers who depend on trade relationships with Pacific Rim nations.

It was a very difficult summer. We suffered through more 90-degree days than any year in history. It was just plain hot and dry, the worst season that anyone around here could remember.

No matter where you stand on the unionization of farmworkers, you would have to agree that the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board did a disservice to Gerawan Farms and the United Fa…

Capital Press, Sept. 21, issue reports that because the cranberry supply of recent years, including this year’s crop, has exceeded profitable demand and prices have fallen below the cost of pr…

Arizona is known for its exceptionally hot summers and mild winters. It’s also one of the few places in the country where people can farm 365 days a year. This makes the Grand Canyon State a p…

My heart broke and my life changed forever. I was devastated when I was forced to close all operations of Schumacher Furs USA, after over 100 years in operation. My wife and I, our family, emp…

If you were to poll farmers, orchardists, dairymen and ranchers across the country asking why they chose agriculture as a profession, few, if any, would say “I am in it for the money.” The rea…

Two quotes stood out in last week’s story about an H-2A guestworker we featured on the front page. One was “I do it because we need the money.”

I farm grain in Montana on the Rocky Mountain Front. Sixty miles to the west are mountains with gorgeous rolling hills, but the rest of our landscape is flat — not exactly prime grizzly bear h…

Our right to farm is under attack. I’m not talking about attacks from state laws. Think of this in the context of our social license to farm. We see this threat in varying degrees nationwide, …

Unless the conference committee that will soon negotiate the 2018 Farm Bill acts decisively, the largest, most effective program for conservation agriculture could be gutted entirely. At risk …