As legislators continue to debate whether and how much overtime pay should be paid to farmworkers who pick apples and do other jobs on Washington’s and Oregon’s farms, we were reminded of anot…

The Yamhill County Commission has again been sent back to the drawing board over its ill-conceived plan to convert about three miles of an abandoned rail line into a recreational trail.

We have become all too occupied with the divisions, arranging ourselves neatly in one camp or another. We have listened only to those things that bolstered our world view. We allowed agitators…

In appointing Tom Vilsack to resume his post as Secretary of Agriculture, President-elect Joe Biden has taken a significant step in putting farmers and ranchers at ease that a dependable hand …

Come with us on a virtual road trip. We’ll start in the Cascade Range near the Willamette Valley of Oregon and head south on Interstate 5. We’ll stop in towns with names like Detroit, Gates, B…

U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly has ruled that USDA’s records about farmers and the size and location of their operations are “exempt from disclosure” under the Freedom of Information Act.

In California, farmers have property rights — except three times a day. That’s when total strangers can come onto a farm and solicit its employees to join a union. And they can do it for three…

Pollsters have taken it on the chin for again woefully misreading the presidential electorate. We are inclined to put more faith in a Gallup survey that has ranked farming and agriculture as t…

Last week the Trump administration moved forward with its plan to take the gray wolf off the endangered species list in the Lower 48 states. Farm and ranch groups cheered the decision, while p…

It finally happened. Three federal agencies moved away from the federal mothership in Washington, D.C., and, despite all of the dire predictions, they appear to be getting along just fine in t…