• T.J. Burnham

    Oregon Dump Threatening Ag a Lesson to Farmers

    Western Ag Vignettes

     by T.J. Burnham
     on August 27, 2012

    In visiting with Oregon farmers near McMinnville in late August about how a 30-year-old dump site that has grown to a mountain is threatening to leak toxics into neighboring wells and contaminate land, I had pause to wonder who was really to blame. Sure, land was sold by farmers themselves long ago. But while the land deal did not come with any awareness of how big the dump would grow, it still seems that the growers who did the deal should have realized the potential of future problems. This…

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  • T.J. Burnham

    Starting Out Right

    Western Ag Vignettes

     by T.J. Burnham
     on August 14, 2012

    Launching this blog is an exciting time for me, providing a medium to share my personal thoughts with readers as I travel Western Farmer-Stockman’s eight-state territory. There are 800,000 square miles in the area I cover, which includes the Pacific Northwest states of Oregon, Washington and Idaho, and the Rocky Mountain region of Colorado, Montana, Wyoming and Utah. Nevada is also a WFS state. It is impossible for me to adequately provide the coverage needed by myself, so I have…

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