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Here we are, once again at the beginning of what could prove to be worst wildfire season ever and the world’s best firefighting tool sits unused and not ready to go because of decisions made b…

As a grower of small grains and seed crops, the article titled “China lettuce a challenging weed for many wheat farmers” caught my eye. Thinking it was a new Asiatic species introduced to our …

Why would Oregon residents voting with wheels join the rush to the Snake River Valley in Idaho? Quite simply, the seat of power in the Willamette Valley has increasingly disenfranchised those …

In hearing a radio announcement that our state budget has escalated by billions of dollars and the governor, not knowing what to do with it, was going to fund immigrants to build businesses.

Who is the Cancel Culture? Whoever those elites are, they are forcing their agendas, values, ideas and beliefs on the basic fabric of American culture. They are attacking history, language, st…

The landscape of northeast Oregon has changed significantly over the past century and a half. Myself and my family have borne witness to much of it. From the railroad to the state highway, hyd…

In order to help meet our obligations under the Paris Climate Agreement, the United States should invest public funds into cultured-meat research. For those who don't know, cultured meat is gr…

In Carol Ryan Dumas’ article, livestock pharmaceutical corporation Elanco’s Animal Health Chief Sustainability Officer Sara Place presents a creative interpretation of the word “sustainable” w…

This letter regards Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson’s proposal to remove four of the Snake River dams. His proposal may or may not save the salmon, and would greatly negatively impact the North…

Your March 5 article, “Farm labor supplier opposes new ag workforce bill,” is a one-sided portrayal of the newly reintroduced Farm Workforce Modernization Act (FWMA) and does a disservice to y…

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Your call to end the hate and violence and come together (Jan. 15 editorial "We must stop this now") spoke to me. I wholeheartedly agree. We would do well to remember our common values of love…

Will Rogers said, “If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.” This virus scare has put us in a hole. The mainstream media have done an excellent job of inciting fear. Of course, their succ…

It is starting to look a lot like Chi-com Christmas. Did you know that Wal-mart, Cabellas-Bass Pro and Costco stores' inventories are around 40% Chinese imports? For you distance learners, tha…

In 1980, my 10th season on a tree planting crew in Oregon, a buddy and I were camped on the Elk River at a USFS campground, while our crew was working on units in the Sixes River drainage.

This is in response to the article on Impossible Foods. If these fake, highly processed, chemically laden concocted substances are what they want to call food, then count the majority of Ameri…

COVID-19 infections and deaths are surging. Vaccines are hopeful but months or more away from successful impact. If you are genuinely interested in balancing health and economy, I suggest the …

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission unanimously passed their 25-Year Strategic Plan at their last meeting. This is the document that will be used to justify all their act…

Critics tout global warming as the prime cause of the growing number of wildfires in the West. In truth, it's harassment from them that's largely led to mismanagement by federal agencies. We c…

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On Aug. 31, a fire was spreading quickly just 500 yards from our home in Roy, Wash. The wind was blowing in the direction of our house and ash was falling on us from the billowing brown smoke.

The main article, “Beauty Out of Dust,” by writer Sierra Dawn McClain in the Sept. 4 Capital Press was commendable. I was impressed with the balance of historical content, human interest and e…

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The Green New Deal, climate and economic justice legislation popularized by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, should include funding for cultured-meat research. This new form of protein is grown from …

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association representative Kaitlynn Glover misrepresents the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 in her comments in the Capital Press’ June 25 article, “NCBA, PLC furth…

A recent letter, with respect to the coronavirus, criticizes the Capital Press for being “unscientific.” This is a common and arrogant error, for the writer to assume than anyone who differs f…

I was dismayed to read the recent editorial by this newspaper on the coronavirus. The anti-science approach by this organization, that purports to support and understand agriculture, was incom…

Your editorial staff would have appeared much more intelligent had they written the editorial on the financial markets on March 19 based on their predictions, rather than publishing it on May …

We’ve all heard the old story about coming into the kitchen and finding the water on and the sink overflowing — the first thing to do is turn off the water. That’s what we need to do with the …