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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 …

With the United States bringing in a new administration, one of a different political party, some changes in trade policy and strategy could be expected. As the Biden administration takes shap…

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COVID-19 has brought difficult challenges for food producers. It has also brought a heightened realization by the public of how essential food production is and how important farmers and farmw…

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Last week, the Oregon Department of Agriculture released its final rule on chlorpyrifos, phasing out most uses by December 2023.

A recent opinion editorial in the Capital Press invites readers “to come with us on a virtual road trip.” The road trip purports to illustrate that the tragic fires that damaged towns througho…

When President-elect Joe Biden takes the oath of office on Jan. 20, he will usher in a new administration with decidedly different objectives than those of his predecessor. The newly appointed…

On Dec. 2, the Environmental Protection Agency celebrated its 50th anniversary. Created by President Nixon in 1970, EPA consolidated the environmental responsibilities of the federal governmen…

Thanksgiving is all about making time to reflect on the many things in life for which we are grateful. In conversations around the dinner table, Oregon Farm Bureau urges readers to remember th…

As I watch the snow falling outside my basement window — COVID-19 has driven me from my university office to my basement — I find myself not only reflecting back on the 2020 crop season but ba…

REDMOND, Wash. — During my years as director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), I had the privilege of working with and supporting the efforts of phenomenally innovative…

The Endangered Species Act was signed into law to help protect and recover animals and wildlife facing critical threats or risk of extinction. As Americans, we share the common goal of protect…

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While Oct. 12 is officially National Farmers Day, we at Oregon Farm Bureau consider every day an opportunity to recognize farmers and ranchers for their invaluable contributions to society.

I once heard a story of a man who saw a horse dead in a field. The horse’s owner explained, “I was teaching my horse not to eat. Each day I fed it a little less. I had just about reached the p…

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Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Association representatives are quick to affirm the central point of your Aug. 14 editorial, “Breaching Snake Dams Still Not a Good Option:” the court-ordered, …

As the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many of us to work, communicate and connect in completely new ways, it has also laid bare many of the pre-existing inequities in our society — chief among t…

Fire is the rapid oxidation of burnable materials in a chemical process requiring oxygen, heat, and fuel, and a source of ignition.

The Washington State Grange is concerned that students are able to access the most nutritious food available as part of the school meal program — access free from misconception, but based on science.

As members of the communities we serve, Farm Credit has seen first-hand the powerful role that entrepreneurship can play in transforming communities. Just like their urban counterparts, rural …

On July 1, the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement was officially implemented. The USMCA offers a fair free trade agreement that focuses on modernization and impartiality.

One more time, dairy farmers thought their pay price would really rebound when they were told the Class III price (used to make cheese) for June was going to be $21.04 per hundred pounds.