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The Green New Deal, climate and economic justice legislation popularized by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, should include funding for cultured-meat research. This new form of protein is grown from …

As the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many of us to work, communicate and connect in completely new ways, it has also laid bare many of the pre-existing inequities in our society — chief among t…

Fire is the rapid oxidation of burnable materials in a chemical process requiring oxygen, heat, and fuel, and a source of ignition.

In trying to create opportunities for domestic workers who lost their jobs because of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump may have dealt a crushing blow to contractors respo…

The Washington State Grange is concerned that students are able to access the most nutritious food available as part of the school meal program — access free from misconception, but based on science.

For citrus growers around the world, huanglongbing represents a deadly threat. The disease, also called citrus greening disease or yellow dragon disease, originated in China and has spread to …

As members of the communities we serve, Farm Credit has seen first-hand the powerful role that entrepreneurship can play in transforming communities. Just like their urban counterparts, rural …

On July 1, the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement was officially implemented. The USMCA offers a fair free trade agreement that focuses on modernization and impartiality.

One more time, dairy farmers thought their pay price would really rebound when they were told the Class III price (used to make cheese) for June was going to be $21.04 per hundred pounds.

As a career forester and near daily observer of forest management plans and their physical application for more than 45 years, I have seen the results of both natural events and management’s p…

Who will fill my shoes? Who’s going to be the next one to plant the seeds, and grow and harvest the crops? Who will feed the calves and milk the dairy cows when farmers are no longer here or n…

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association representative Kaitlynn Glover misrepresents the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 in her comments in the Capital Press’ June 25 article, “NCBA, PLC furth…

Cattle ranchers in Oregon’s wolf country face a dilemma when a calf or cow turns up dead: Report it to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife and time the response with a calendar, or ignor…

A lot can be learned from remedial, manual tasks on the farm. But as a 14-year-old in the heat of the summer a couple of decades ago, like most teens, I was not interested in life lessons. I w…

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MOSCOW, Idaho — The 6.5-magnitude earthquake on March 31 near Stanley in south-central Idaho sent a ripple-effect of situations for researchers to explore.

A recent letter, with respect to the coronavirus, criticizes the Capital Press for being “unscientific.” This is a common and arrogant error, for the writer to assume than anyone who differs f…

June Dairy Month started out as a way to distribute extra milk during the warm months of summer. The commemoration was established in 1937 by grocer organizations sponsoring “National Milk Mon…

The next time you snack on an apricot, add huckleberries to your smoothie or eat pumpkin pie, thank a pollinator and thank farmers, ranchers and private forestland owners who work hard to crea…

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Sometimes, you just have to take a stand. After all of the talk, all of the lawsuits, all of the promises, sometimes you need to stand up and say with a clear and unwavering voice, “This is wrong.”

I was dismayed to read the recent editorial by this newspaper on the coronavirus. The anti-science approach by this organization, that purports to support and understand agriculture, was incom…

Your editorial staff would have appeared much more intelligent had they written the editorial on the financial markets on March 19 based on their predictions, rather than publishing it on May …

On May 23, Grant County received permission from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) to move to Phase 2 of the Governor's "Safe Start Washington" plan. In my recommendation to the …