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It’s time to put to rest the myth that foreign guestworkers take away farm jobs from Americans and others who are in the country legally.

Even when their boss says some of the wolves in the Togo Pack have to go, managers at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife just don’t seem to be able to get the job done.

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.

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…

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…

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…

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 …

The Oregon Legislature has suspended through 2024 the requirement that students show proficiency in reading, writing and math — the aptly named “essential skills” — as a requirement for gettin…

We have several problems with the Biden administration’s plan to rewrite the Waters of the United States rule.

The good people of Eastern Oregon sent a message last week to politicians and others in Portland and the rest of Western Oregon. The short version: They want out — out of the state and away fr…

This year, the Food Prize went to Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted. As a researcher in Bangladesh, she led the way in developing the farming of nutrient-rich small fish to feed mothers and young…

Agriculture regulators in Idaho are getting ready to write new rules for hemp, a crop the state legislature just legalized.