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Washington’s double standard on rail
Washington’s double standard on rail
Vilifying rail because the commodity it carries — under requirement of federal law — has no place in the permitting process.

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New organic rule about science or ideology?
New organic rule about science or ideology?
According to proponents, the rule seeks to align organic livestock, poultry and egg production practices with consumer “expectations.”
Land sales have big impact on ag economy
Land sales have big impact on ag economy
The hope is the land will remain in agriculture, supporting ranchers, farmers and the economy.
More agricultural research funding needed
More agricultural research funding needed
In 1940, almost 40 percent of the federal government’s research budget was devoted to the agricultural sciences. In 2014, it was 3.4 percent.
Oregon legislature must address loss of rural farmlands/livelihoods
A group of diverse organizations spent a year researching and developing the Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program, House Bill 3249.
Caution advised on North Cascades grizzly bear plans
Caution advised on North Cascades grizzly bear plans
Grizzlies have killed at least 14 humans in the last 10 years.
President Trump’s 100-day Rorschach test
President Trump’s 100-day Rorschach test
As we review the first 100 days of President Trump, we are reminded of the fact that all new presidents do good, but they also make mistakes.
Falling numbers update
Working together, we will make sure the problem is addressed and solutions are found.
Lack of salmon passage hurts fishermen
To keep producing swimming pool water, green lawns and golf courses in the desert you have to kill wild and hatchery salmon and California is not slowing down one bit.
County council undermines rural areas
If the Board traded away rural private property rights like a commodity, shame on them.
Comparing potatoes and milk
All farmers should send the correct product supply to the market — a supply matching profitable demand such that the resulting product price is consistently positive for the farmer.

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Washington’s double standard on rail
Vilifying rail because the commodity it carries — under requirement of federal law — has no place in the permitting process.
Farmers know the benefits of trade
This realignment will help me, as agriculture secretary, to be an unapologetic advocate for American products. My message for farmers is simple:...
More agricultural research funding needed

Editorials

Organic weed battle could have been averted
Neighbors have been complaining for 10 years about serious weed problems at Azure Farms.
Elliott Forest: One of those Oregon things
Oregon’s State Land Board seems destined to finding yet another way to cost taxpayers millions of dollars.
New organic rule about science or ideology?
Land sales have big impact on ag economy
Caution advised on North Cascades grizzly bear plans

Letters

Oregon legislature must address loss of rural farmlands/livelihoods
A group of diverse organizations spent a year researching and developing the Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program, House Bill 3249.
Falling numbers update
Working together, we will make sure the problem is addressed and solutions are found.
Lack of salmon passage hurts fishermen
County council undermines rural areas
Comparing potatoes and milk