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What’s in a name? We are all given a name at birth and that name stays with us for the rest of our lives. Though some choose to change their names, particularly if you are an artist like Madon…

How do you reconcile your apparent support for Trump trade policy as reflected in both news and editorial content in the Oct. 5 issue with reports like this: https://reut.rs/2OhQzxP

Mr. Marble’s comments contained in the column, “Surviving the drought in Western Oregon” were very well received from this subscriber.

Capital Press, Sept. 21, issue reports that because the cranberry supply of recent years, including this year’s crop, has exceeded profitable demand and prices have fallen below the cost of pr…

My heart broke and my life changed forever. I was devastated when I was forced to close all operations of Schumacher Furs USA, after over 100 years in operation. My wife and I, our family, emp…

Unless the conference committee that will soon negotiate the 2018 Farm Bill acts decisively, the largest, most effective program for conservation agriculture could be gutted entirely. At risk …

I usually agree with the editorials of the editorial board in the Capital Press, but the last sentence of their view in the July 20, 2018, article where in their opinion, justice has been serv…

As a farm boy now living and working in the city, I love reading the Capital Press and appreciate its perspectives, even if I don’t agree with each one. But, I have to call out the excuses you…

Regarding Francine Madden’s position as “wolf mediator” (“Money Runs Out for Contract,” Capital Press, July 13), is this bureaucratic insanity on steroids? Flushing more than $1.7 million away…

In a report dated May 31, National Milk Producers Federation President Jim Mulhern writes that NMPF, along with the International Dairy Foods Association and the U.S. Dairy Export Council are …

This information is so that your most recently expressed opinions are more consistent with reality. Opinions without knowledge lack substance.

On June 1 and June 8 you ran articles that concerned the Klamath Project irrigators and tribes trying to balance a limited water supply and the federal government trying to protect the Klamath…

I understand that the Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision will be released on or before Friday June 29. While my public comment was shouted down by staff of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest…

In his response to my comment regarding lessons from Antarctic ice cores, a letter writer repeats the false dichotomy that one must choose between the conclusions that carbon dioxide affects t…

In the Capital Press Ag Weekly June 8 issue, Carol Dumas reports that RaboResearch recommends that the “dairy industry” get into “the alternative dairy markets”, i.e.; the milk-free alternativ…

A recent piece in the Capital Press quoting a representative of the Wheat Growers wrongly states the position of the Washington Policy Center is, “Take away subsidies, take away crop insurance…

On April 29, 2018, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told a U.S. Senate panel that the agency has “exercised enforcement discretion” when it comes to holding plant-based…

Thank you for publishing the letter of May 2018. I acknowledge the writer’s credentials and expertise, but dispute his assertions. Credentials are not evidence. I am not sure that being “a con…

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, has proposed an amendment to the Farm Bill that is designed to destroy state laws protecting food safety, animal welfare and the environment. It is best known for the …

Farm Women United (FWU), an advocacy group for family farmers, has been fielding emails and telephone calls from farmers who are struggling to make ends meet and feel like they cannot go on. F…

Lewis Carroll couldn’t have envisioned anything as topsy-turvy as what we are seeing with the USDA’s handling of the Organic Livestock Rules. How often do we hear of an industry sector suing t…

Continuing the discussion on climate change with David Nemarnik, I dispute that “97 percent of the world’s climate scientists who are regularly published and peer-reviewed” have expressed “rea…

Exasperated. That’s how I felt when I read your front-page article written by Don Jenkins about elk damage in the Skagit River Valley. The farmers are reporting that elk are breaking down fenc…

I’m writing in response to Dr. Adrian Arp’s letter in the 23 March 2018 edition of the Capital Press. Dr. Arp’s letter brought the adage “Every one is entitled to his opinion but no one is ent…

I recently read that Chinook salmon are becoming progressively smaller. I made the same observation last fall while watching salmon returning to the Bonneville hatchery. Fisheries scientists a…

The debate surrounding the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has intensified and become much more complex recently. The efforts of a handful of oil refineries to portray the RFS as an unfair law t…

A March 2 letter expressed sympathy for the “average citizen not appreciating the science and hard facts behind … global warming,” and asserted that others who questioned it were simply denyin…

This letter is in response to a recent letter in Readers’ Views suggesting that “climate change science can’t be ignored.” I agree! The debate seems to revolve around whose brand of “science” …

Why did Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) and Commission release proposed North Cascade Elk Herd Plan (NCEHP) without legal public notice in local newspapers or DFW’s website?

More gun control laws would not have prevented the high school shooting. There were numerous red flags to indicate the mental instability of Cruz. Yet, law enforcement failed to investigate hi…

By now all have received and reviewed the farm census. In reaching Section 7, I did a double-take. Maybe it’s my perception, but please tell me­ what the question, Who was involved in the deci…

I read with interest Jon DeVaney’s recent comments and his defense of the Washington State Tree Fruit Association’s support of Washington SB 5689.

In regards to a the recent letter in Readers’ Views the author challenges the science behind global warming, and in fact labels proposed legislation to combat global warming as a clear case of…

Thank goodness for the amazing foresight our founding fathers had in designing our government. Today, we are often much too short-sighted. Such is the case with the effort by some, including s…

A travesty is happening in this country to the family farmer. Family farmers are being paid prices for the food they produce that are the same as 30 to 40 years ago, with cost of inputs increa…

Much has been written lately about the wolves here in the Northwest. I would like to relate my friends’ experience with a wolf in the recent past.