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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. That shook me up be…

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…

With summer upon us, many families look forward to a chance to explore America with vacations, stops at local community festivals and the great tradition of county fairs.

Re "Editorial: What PETA Does Best" (July 18), perhaps your editorial writers should ask themselves why the media focus endlessly on salacious stories, fashion frivolity, and The Bachelorette,…

Your story on a Western Innovator published July 19 strongly suggests that signing a United Farm Workers contract is the best way to show trust and respect for farmworkers. That would come as …

How long could you afford to lose 20% of your annual income, while at the same time working longer hours trying to mitigate your losses? Not long.

You have to hand it to the folks at PETA — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. They know how to get their names in the news. Whether it’s trying to assert constitutional rights for ki…

In 1900, roughly 60% of Americans lived in a rural setting. The results of the most recent U.S. Census, conducted in 2010, show that number has sunk to less than 20%. A recent study from the C…

“Ninety-seven percent of land in Custer County is state and federally owned and exempt from taxation,” explained Custer County commissioner and Idaho Association of Counties Public Lands Commi…

I was born in January 1997 and turned 22 this year. I will graduate from college just before I turn 23, entering into a moderately healthy job market. I was four years old when terrorists atta…

I recently joined more than 400 educators from around the country to learn how to use agricultural concepts to teach reading, writing, math, science, social studies and more at the National Ag…

"The United States is a market-based economy. A market-based economy is an open economy in which the market's own laws and forces call the tune — not the government nor any other entity beside…

Voters, please, do not be misled by thinking the Oregon Republican senators were being arrogant. Thank goodness they had the courage to stand against this most extreme and impracticable politi…

Any 21st century farmer knows that farming is expensive. You could easily spend more than a million dollars on equipment alone. What’s more, you need more than just one harvester and one tract…

In response to the 220-farmer June 14 letter “Climate change is here; we need bold solutions:” Climate change is not here, and no, we don’t. Sorry, AOC. Sorry, Al Gore. Sorry, UN-IPCC.

I've been subscribing to the Capital Press for several years now and the number of weeks that there hasn't been an article on wolves killing livestock is few to none.

When state wildlife managers moved elk into the Skagit Valley, they took responsibility for them. So did the area Native American tribes, who helped with the effort.

It appears the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may have seen the light. In its preliminary environmental impact statement, the agency has recommended against draining Detroit Lake. The reservoir …

I’m writing in regards to a suggestion l made to Editor Joe Beach and a voice mail message to George Plaven on his article and photos, front page of the May 17 Issue. I suggested then that an …

We’re beginning to notice small changes in our wheat crop. The short green fields are growing tall. Before long, the wheat will begin turning from the vivid greens to the golden hues signaling…