May 29, 2015 Op-Eds
All across Oregon and the rural West, farmers, ranchers, and other property owners have been wondering: what will Washington, D.C. try to unnecessarily regulate next? Where will a federal agency again attempt to curtail private property rights? How will this uncertainty affect already struggling rural economies?
February 19, 2015 Op-Eds
For the past nine months, operators and workers at the Port of Portland and 28 other West Coast ports have been locked in bitter negotiations over a collective bargaining agreement. Like pebbles thrown into a pond, the slowdowns and delays caused by the dispute have had a ripple effect throughout Oregon’s economy. Crops are sitting, rotting on the docks. Trucks sit idle at the ports. Prices of commodities are plummeting. Farmers are losing their customers and communities are losing their livelihoods.