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A recent article in the Herald and News entitled “Scaled Back Klamath Groundwater Regulation Debated” was extremely misleading. After reading this article, one would wonder why anyone would ob…

A recent report published in the Lancet medical journal claims that people must drastically reduce their meat and dairy consumption to be healthy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate change is real, and as Republican Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, we are focused on solutions. A serious, solutions-oriented discussion about how to address this ch…

New York Congresswoman and socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC to the tabs), along with a group of other Democrats in Congress, last week released the framework for a 10-year plan to fight…

Al Garre’s farm represents the kind of agriculture Portlanders love — a small, family operation bringing fresh vegetables and other edibles to local tables. That makes it all the more interest…

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has proposed spending $750,000 to study the removal of four dams on the Snake River to provide more salmon for the orca pods that seasonally forage off our coast.

Two articles, one in the Jan. 18 Capital Press, “A Wall Doesn’t Solve the Immigration Issue,” and the Jan. 25 issue, “The Wolves Are Coming to Town,” both show the lack of concern for the safe…

In response to the Jan. 25 edition article titled “Losing Ground,” it’s a helpless feeling to watch good farmland wash down a creek or river. We own about a mile of farm property along Cow Cre…

On Dec. 11, 2018, with my support, the U.S. Senate passed the final version of the new Farm Bill by an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 87-13.

We are all seeing the impacts to farming and ranching operations from extreme weather events, such as reduced mountain snowpack, droughts, flooding, wildfires, invasive species, and even the s…

Like all Americans, I am extremely frustrated in Congress' inability to compromise. My message to Idahoans is that I am sorry for the failure of your elected leaders to fulfill their most basi…

At a time when thousands of U.S. dairy operators of all sizes are starved for revenue, declaring bankruptcy or selling off multi-generational operations, the latest inequity is a particularly …

On Jan. 9, the Washington Post article titled “Trump farm bailout money will go to Brazilian-owned meatpacking firm, USDA says” reveals that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is deceiv…

In reading the article "Undies demonstrate a fun way to learn science," I just had to make a comment to those pushing cap and trade/climate control. Please read paragraphs 3 and 4 of that article.

You have to hand it to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. When the legislators rejected plans to cap and tax carbon in his state he decided to do an end run around them and told his Department of Eco…

Coming off one of the worst years that we’ve ever had, knowing that the farm bill had been passed by the end of December was a relief that we weren’t expecting. Just before Christmas, we were …

A federal judge has dismissed a third lawsuit filed by an environmental group to stop the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from shooting barred owls in an experimental attempt to boost numbers o…

The 2018 Farm Bill just passed by both the Senate and House of Representatives takes hemp off the list of controlled substances and legalizes its cultivation as an agricultural commodity.

Farm Women United (FWU), a grass-roots association organized by farm women fed up with decades of being ignored and silenced by the powerful, global, corporate politico-industry “special inter…

Burdensome federal regulations often delay or prohibit American businesses from investing in infrastructure or land development projects that will create jobs, grow crops, and improve how we m…

Farmers and ranchers are under increasing pressure to produce more food to feed the world while improving their stewardship of critical land and water resources.

To every one of you who attend the first set of meetings on the Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision: Thank you. It was great to see everyone who had traveled from around the West to have their…

No one can question the wonder of a pod of orcas — killer whales — barreling through the ocean, their dorsal fins slicing through the water’s surface. Time and again they surface, then submerg…

Agriculture is a large economic driver for the state of Wisconsin, contributing $88.3 billion annually to the economy and providing 413,500 jobs, according to the state’s Department of Agricul…