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Staying above the fray on social media
Staying above the fray on social media
We don’t have to make sense of everyone else’s viewpoints but we can evaluate their perspective and find broad areas to agree on.

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Obama not to blame for forest management
I see absolutely no evidence that any particular administration “decided that federal forests were off-limits to logging” as you have so boldly stated — let alone the Obama administration.
Plan reduced NW forest management
We need to manage our federal forests on a landscape or watershed scale by treatments that alter continuous fuel patterns and provide improved wildlife habitat
Congress has already passed an immigration law
DACA recipients, and their parents, have no respect for rule of law, and believe that they may pick and choose which laws to obey.
Organic program needs leader who will protect farmers, consumers
Miles McEvoy, a darling of the powerful industry lobby, the Organic Trade Association, shifted policy during the Obama/Vilsack USDA years to favor the corporate agribusinesses.
Manage forests, or watch them burn
Manage forests, or watch them burn
For many Western city dwellers, wildfires just got personal.
Congress must act to reform immigration
The Constitution gives Congress sole power to “establish a uniform rule of naturalization.” Only Congress can change the law.
Wolves needlessly kill bull
Writer asks: How did we let these monsters get turned loose on us?
Oregon needs stronger leadership to improve forest health, prevent fires
Oregon needs stronger leadership to improve forest health, prevent fires
Rest assured, when the radicalized environmental activists start protesting my leadership and decisions, I won’t be intimidated and I won’t back down.
The art of the trade deal: Farmers, Trump and NAFTA
The art of the trade deal: Farmers, Trump and NAFTA
We don’t know if Trump has Canada’s and Mexico’s attention, but he’s rattled the farmers and ranchers who depend on NAFTA and other trade deals for their livelihoods.
Congress must retain renewable fuel standard
America is the world’s top producer and exporter of biofuels.

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Staying above the fray on social media
We don’t have to make sense of everyone else’s viewpoints but we can evaluate their perspective and find broad areas to agree on.
Organic program needs leader who will protect farmers, consumers
Miles McEvoy, a darling of the powerful industry lobby, the Organic Trade Association, shifted policy during the Obama/Vilsack USDA years to favor...
Oregon needs stronger leadership to improve forest health, prevent fires

Editorials

Manage forests, or watch them burn
For many Western city dwellers, wildfires just got personal.
Sustainability more than a word
As thousands of farm families demonstrate, sustainability is a way of life in Western agriculture.

Letters

Purpose of forest management changes
The emphasis of forest management began to shift. Trails were for recreation, clear cuts were ugly, fire could be beautiful if you would just wait a...
Obama not to blame for forest management
I see absolutely no evidence that any particular administration “decided that federal forests were off-limits to logging” as you...
Plan reduced NW forest management
Congress has already passed an immigration law
Wolves needlessly kill bull