People often see ag land as having “potential.” They look at farmland or rangeland and start to imagine everything they could do with it.

The USDA has a tough job ahead. It needs to come up with a moniker for meat that is grown in a laboratory. For want of a better word, the agency is calling it “cultured” meat, but it’s looking…

We have from the start advised those old enough and medically able to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. We have also pressed employers to take reasonable steps to protect their employe…

Like many readers, we have watched with great interest the story of Washington rancher Cody Easterday’s fleecing of Tyson Fresh Meats and the subsequent bankruptcy of Easterday Farms, one of h…

Like so many other stories related to water use in the Northwest, the one about Bill Zimmerman, a farmer in Clark County, Wash., is a head-scratcher.

Fifty-one years ago, chlorpyrifos was introduced to farmers as a way to stop the spread of agricultural and household bugs. Since then, it has proved to be effective in protecting crops such a…

Chantell and Michael Sackett have lost their appeal before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, with the court ruling that their property includes wetlands that can’t be filled without a Cle…

Your editorial, “The two languages of climate change,” seems to assume that farmers and ranchers can find ways to adapt to impacts of climate change, and that politicians are just “leaping for…

The latest update by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change contained few surprises. The average worldwide temperature will continue to creep upward. However, it will increase more slow…

Farmers and ranchers have a long history of helping neighbors in need, so it wasn’t surprising last weekend to see a convoy of trucks roll into Oregon’s Klamath County loaded with hay for stoc…

If you don’t live in Central Washington, it may be easy to dismiss the critical role the dams along the Lower Snake and Columbia rivers play in local communities. But if you care about the fut…

Managing gray wolves must be exasperating for Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officials. Not only do they have 7.6 million backseat drivers in the state, many of whom seem to think …