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Recently I met with county commissioners from Twin Falls, Gooding, Shoshone, Lincoln, Jerome and Minidoka, and I was able to discuss my Columbia Basin Initiative to address ending the perennia…

In Carol Ryan Dumas’ article, livestock pharmaceutical corporation Elanco’s Animal Health Chief Sustainability Officer Sara Place presents a creative interpretation of the word “sustainable” w…

As legislators continue to debate whether and how much overtime pay should be paid to farmworkers who pick apples and do other jobs on Washington’s and Oregon’s farms, we were reminded of anot…

This letter regards Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson’s proposal to remove four of the Snake River dams. His proposal may or may not save the salmon, and would greatly negatively impact the North…

Make no mistake about it, a proposal by Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, that would result in the removal of the four lower Snake River dams would dramatically and negatively impact Idaho agricultu…

Your March 5 article, “Farm labor supplier opposes new ag workforce bill,” is a one-sided portrayal of the newly reintroduced Farm Workforce Modernization Act (FWMA) and does a disservice to y…

Growing up on a ranch filled me with wonderful memories and a serious work ethic. But, I was probably in elementary school when my dad’s sister pulled me aside and told me to work extra hard a…

If you are a rural Oregonian, beware, two recent newspaper articles very clearly illustrate the political attacks that are being mounted to eliminate Oregon and western U.S. rural communities.

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Your call to end the hate and violence and come together (Jan. 15 editorial "We must stop this now") spoke to me. I wholeheartedly agree. We would do well to remember our common values of love…

I generally read your Editorial Opinion piece and find you to be fairly on target. However, I think your conclusion in your editorial in the Jan. 15 issue missed the mark when you closed with …