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The Yamhill County Commission has again been sent back to the drawing board over its ill-conceived plan to convert about three miles of an abandoned rail line into a recreational trail.

With the United States bringing in a new administration, one of a different political party, some changes in trade policy and strategy could be expected. As the Biden administration takes shap…

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COVID-19 has brought difficult challenges for food producers. It has also brought a heightened realization by the public of how essential food production is and how important farmers and farmw…

We have become all too occupied with the divisions, arranging ourselves neatly in one camp or another. We have listened only to those things that bolstered our world view. We allowed agitators…

Will Rogers said, “If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.” This virus scare has put us in a hole. The mainstream media have done an excellent job of inciting fear. Of course, their succ…

In appointing Tom Vilsack to resume his post as Secretary of Agriculture, President-elect Joe Biden has taken a significant step in putting farmers and ranchers at ease that a dependable hand …

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Last week, the Oregon Department of Agriculture released its final rule on chlorpyrifos, phasing out most uses by December 2023.

A recent opinion editorial in the Capital Press invites readers “to come with us on a virtual road trip.” The road trip purports to illustrate that the tragic fires that damaged towns througho…

When President-elect Joe Biden takes the oath of office on Jan. 20, he will usher in a new administration with decidedly different objectives than those of his predecessor. The newly appointed…

It is starting to look a lot like Chi-com Christmas. Did you know that Wal-mart, Cabellas-Bass Pro and Costco stores' inventories are around 40% Chinese imports? For you distance learners, tha…

Come with us on a virtual road trip. We’ll start in the Cascade Range near the Willamette Valley of Oregon and head south on Interstate 5. We’ll stop in towns with names like Detroit, Gates, B…

U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly has ruled that USDA’s records about farmers and the size and location of their operations are “exempt from disclosure” under the Freedom of Information Act.

On Dec. 2, the Environmental Protection Agency celebrated its 50th anniversary. Created by President Nixon in 1970, EPA consolidated the environmental responsibilities of the federal governmen…

In California, farmers have property rights — except three times a day. That’s when total strangers can come onto a farm and solicit its employees to join a union. And they can do it for three…

In 1980, my 10th season on a tree planting crew in Oregon, a buddy and I were camped on the Elk River at a USFS campground, while our crew was working on units in the Sixes River drainage.

Thanksgiving is all about making time to reflect on the many things in life for which we are grateful. In conversations around the dinner table, Oregon Farm Bureau urges readers to remember th…

As I watch the snow falling outside my basement window — COVID-19 has driven me from my university office to my basement — I find myself not only reflecting back on the 2020 crop season but ba…

This is in response to the article on Impossible Foods. If these fake, highly processed, chemically laden concocted substances are what they want to call food, then count the majority of Ameri…

Pollsters have taken it on the chin for again woefully misreading the presidential electorate. We are inclined to put more faith in a Gallup survey that has ranked farming and agriculture as t…

COVID-19 infections and deaths are surging. Vaccines are hopeful but months or more away from successful impact. If you are genuinely interested in balancing health and economy, I suggest the …