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Most people in the Pacific Northwest don’t think a lot about the rivers flowing through the hearts of our communities and states and all they provide us, but farmers certainly do.

“Pass the mashed potatoes, please.” When that heaping dish of fluffy goodness comes your way, you might think to thank the person passing it to you, or the person who prepared them. However, r…

It is despicable that the coronavirus outbreak is being weaponized and politicized against President Trump. Trump responded quickly to stop people from China and other countries from coming in…

In the coming days your household will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 census. It’s part of a constitutional mandate for the federal government to count every man, woman and c…

As today’s politics swirls, and a big city New York candidate shows he neither knows nor respects farmers, as Oregon’s Left forgets or never learned the need for farms and basic extractive ind…

Earlier this year, I traveled to Austin and spoke at the Texas Global Food Security Summit held on the sidelines of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention. The meeting brought…

Because my family didn’t have television on the farm, for most of my growing up years, it was a special treat to watch TV when I would stay with my grandparents in Walla Walla during the summe…

As a new state Farm Bureau president, I’ve been asked about my personal connection to farming hundreds of times by Farm Bureau members from all over the country.

To say the political divide in Salem is deep and wide would be the understatement of the new decade. Democrat leaders in Oregon share a common worldview with Sen. Bernie Sanders and his fellow…

The Letter to the Editor from Don Young dated Jan. 27 highlights the need for better understanding of ongoing efforts by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the counties …

I started out picking strawberries for our neighbors at 6 years old, and graduated to picking black caps at 10. From then, I moved to hauling hay and working on a dairy.

Grower beware. That, in essence, was the warning attorney Veronica Darling issued during her presentation on processor contracts during the recent Hemp and CBD Connex Conference in Portland.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is conducting an experiment that threatens not only domestic animals and livestock, but may increase risk to rural residents. Because no ethic…

A father stands by, anxiously watching as his son fights for his life in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. What had begun as a small infected burn on his son’s elbow from working on his truc…

Environmental groups are howling that the Trump administration’s recently released rules governing Waters of the U.S. will drain precious wetlands and are woefully inadequate to protect water safety.

We've been bombarded by a constant litany about all the corruption in Ukraine by the oligarchy. I was curious about the definition of this type of government. The dictionary shows this to be a…

It’s no secret that my Democratic colleagues in the State Senate want to pass a cap-and-trade bill this year (SB 1530). They tried last year with HB 2020, but were unsuccessful. They’ve been w…

Access to the internet is critical for life in the 21st century, not something that is simply nice to have. To ensure our rural communities have quality health care, college-level math classes…

We are conditioned, threatened and shamed to accept many falsities and fail to do the research. The most destructive issue facing us now is carbon control control.

Since it was passed by the Oregon Legislature last year as part of its education reform package, we’ve been hearing producers and vendors express concerns over the state’s corporate activity tax.

Moderation in all things — a rule for life, for the marketplace and for the dairy farmer. Too much of a good thing is a bad thing.

It is in the interests of all of Oregon’s citizens — and the world’s population — to live in a stable climate regime. There are many policies and solutions to reduce the concentrations of atmo…

I grew up on our land in the 1950s and 1960s riding horses and helping my grandfather with his cows that pastured here with never a cougar confrontation. This continued in the 1970s with my husband.

Those of us who build and maintain Idaho’s vital transportation network agree whole-heartedly with Gov. Brad Little who stated during his annual State of the State address on Monday, “One thin…

The start of a new decade holds a lot of promise for American farmers and ranchers. Much-anticipated progress in hemp regulation, sustainability, technology and a presidential election will be…