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Farmers are closely watching the Trump administration as it negotiates new trade treaties with Asian nations such as China and Japan. But another treaty negotiation closer to home could have a…

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…

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…

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.

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…

We take exception to comments made by Rep. Peter DeFazio, a Democrat who represents Oregon’s 4th District, in defense of keeping federal protections on wolves. He called the bill “a talking po…

The subject of food always sparks a lively conversation these days. Everyone seems to have a unique perspective on what’s right — and wrong — with our food. No matter how food is produced, som…

You have to hand it to the makers of “milk” made from soybeans, almonds, hemp and other non-dairy crops. It was a stroke of genius to label their products in a way that would cause consumers t…

Last June 9, as participants in the Rose Festival Parade lined up in downtown Portland, a truck drew most of the attention. It wasn’t just any truck; it was the Big Idaho Potato Truck, a 72-fo…

We’d like to take a moment to wish Barry Bushue well in his new position as Oregon state executive director of the USDA Farm Service Agency.

Judging by the knee-jerk reaction of some environmentalists, the Trump administration has chosen well in Karen Budd-Falen, its new deputy solicitor for fish, wildlife and parks within the Depa…

Klamath Basin irrigators got a little help last week from Congress — $10 million tucked into a $6 billion bill to improve the nation’s ports, dams, harbors and other infrastructure.

Klamath Basin irrigators got a little help last week from Congress — $10 million tucked into a $6 billion bill to improve the nation’s ports, dams, harbors and other infrastructure.

‘Neonic” is a word that sets off alarm bells among the anti-pesticide crowd, most of whom oppose the chemicals that farmers and ranchers need to protect their crops and livestock.