Many of us can think of one-lane roads — paved, gravel, or dirt — that wiggle all around our state. They’re usually far away from clusters of cars, stop lights and buildings. Full of memories, stop-worthy views and very few people, it’s not until you meet another vehicle that you must solve …

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Suppose you are a dairy farmer and having lunch at the local coffee shop. Between your hamburger and that piece of apple pie you have been eyeing, the person at the table next to you notes tha…

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In his recent book, "On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Journey," Paul Theroux writes on Mexico and the U.S., but accuses Americans — and their president — of not knowing Mexico.

By the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s most recent estimate, Oregon’s sage-grouse population has dropped 37% since 2003. As a sagebrush steppe indicator species, the grouse’s sharp de…

An Aug. 28 letter asserts that wolves “have been introduced by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).” This is blatantly false. All wolves in this state arrived from Canada or …

“Hey, be neat, no meat,” said television talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres in a short video she posted to social media on Sept. 17.

After receiving many phone calls, along with the same concerns appearing in various news outlets, it is certainly time for the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to apologize to the American family…

If you visited a gas station or convenience store in 2019, you likely noticed the sale of CBD or cannabidiol and other industrial hemp-derived products. Touted by marketers as having a range o…

In my last op-ed in the Capital Press I described the existing "predator pit" in the Kettle Range north of Highway 20 and wolves "prey-switching to livestock."

Hurrah for Tillamook dairies, and farms both small and large. I write in defense of Keebler elves and farmers, ranchers and other producers and against those who, in the name of “climate chang…

Regarding the Sept. 4 Capital Press editorial, "Voters trying to get Brown's attention." I don't believe that is the voters' intention. Rather, they want to get rid of a bad apple.

Oregon agriculture is a big tent. From the smallest acreage in Western Oregon to the largest ranch in Eastern Oregon, from the newest hemp farm in Central Oregon to the multi-generational gras…

In 1990 the Northern Spotted Owl was listed as a “threatened” species under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA), resulting in the steep decline in federal timber harvests and the economic…

Maybe you go to the fair for the food. After all, who could resist a peanut butter and jelly pickle dog, or deep-fried Nutella custard stuffed French toast?

About wheat exports and the dismissive comments by President Trump: Perhaps now his followers should do some research on candidate Trump, who has declared bankruptcy six times, before the next…

No state has made a bigger monetary investment in managing wolves than Washington. Wildlife managers even went so far as to hire a high-priced mediator in an attempt to find middle ground on k…

If we are to lower atmospheric carbon levels, farmers will have a big part to play — written as Amazon fires burn.

The writers of the Opinion Our View section appearing in Capital Press, Aug. 16 issue, highlight the poor prices that farmers are receiving for commodities, including milk, and are "hoping for…

During presidential election cycles, candidates running for the highest office in the land descend on Iowa to take part in the state fair to talk to voters. This is where I found myself for se…

We get it. A recent study by scientists from Colorado State and Ohio State universities showed that if predators aren’t around, members of the public generally oppose shooting them.

The time has come to pack up the summer floaties, put away the campers and start packing the kids’ school backpacks, lunches and minds.

A recent correspondent on this page has it wrong when he says, “Ranchers and rural communities are living with the reality of this reintroduction” concerning the presence of wolves in Washingt…

It was 2015 when I had a serious wake-up call. Dairy farmers like me were facing lawsuits filed by Charlie Tebbutt. Several said if they were sued they’d just quit farming.

The Washington Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments regarding farmworker overtime wages. If the Court rules that farm workers should receive overtime pay, it could mean fewer jobs and mo…