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Editorial: Hammond pardons serve justice
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Editorial: Hammond pardons serve justice
The original judge in the Hammonds’ case found a mandatory five-year sentence overly punitive given the circumstances of their crimes. So did the president.

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Letter: Exports aren’t answer for dairy woes
The marketplace will give a profitable milk price only when the milk supply is balanced with profitable demand.
Editorial: Perdue offers help for farmers caught up in trade wars
Editorial: Perdue offers help for farmers caught up in trade wars
We look forward to seeing the details of the “mitigation” Perdue alluded to during his tour.
Editorial: The two Scott Pruitts
Editorial: The two Scott Pruitts
One Scott Pruitt was doing a pretty good job of reining in an out-of-control federal agency, but a second was as apparently as interested in his personal dealings as he was the administration’s.
Column: Collaborating on agricultural and natural resource research
Column: Collaborating on agricultural and natural resource research
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s visit to the University of Idaho highlights the relationship between land-grant universities and the USDA.
Editorial: Western governors offer prudent ESA proposal
Editorial: Western governors offer prudent ESA proposal
The current Endangered Species Act overloads federal agencies, exposes them to needless lawsuits and prevents wildlife and land managers from using all the tools at their disposal.
Column: It’s time to understand and embrace neonicotinoid insecticides
Column: It’s time to understand and embrace neonicotinoid insecticides
Neonicotinoids, because of lesser toxicity than other insecticides, became widely used in urban landscapes and on farms.
Letter: If you don’t like freedom, move!
If self-protection and rights and freedoms are so offensive to you, please go elsewhere.
Column: Dairy cows the star of sustainable agriculture
Column: Dairy cows the star of sustainable agriculture
These incredible animals are not only feeding the world with arguably the best protein out there, but they are keeping more byproducts out of landfills.
Column: Farmers’ markets — a winning proposition
Shopping at an outdoor venue is just more fun. There’s nothing like an open-air venue for fresh, healthy food.

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Columns

Column: Balancing road safety with realities of ag production
Livestock haulers who reach driving-time limits while hauling livestock will face difficult decisions: compliance with animal welfare laws and...
Column: Farmers need trade, not aid
The U.S. exports one of every three rows of soybeans grown here to China. And 50 percent of all U.S.-grown soybeans are exported around the world.
Column: Collaborating on agricultural and natural resource research
Column: It’s time to understand and embrace neonicotinoid insecticides
Column: Dairy cows the star of sustainable agriculture

Editorials

Editorial: The two Scott Pruitts
One Scott Pruitt was doing a pretty good job of reining in an out-of-control federal agency, but a second was as apparently as interested in his...
Editorial: Western governors offer prudent ESA proposal
The current Endangered Species Act overloads federal agencies, exposes them to needless lawsuits and prevents wildlife and land managers from using...

Letters

Letter: Time for wolves to go
The only solution to the wolf problem is to ship the wolves back to their natural habitat — Alaska and Canada.
Letter: Exports aren’t answer for dairy woes
The marketplace will give a profitable milk price only when the milk supply is balanced with profitable demand.
Letter: If you don’t like freedom, move!