Month: September 2018

Ruling: Horse can’t sue owner

A horse can’t talk, despite Hollywood’s best attempts to make it seem so, and it can’t file a lawsuit against its owner, either, according to an Oregon judge.

Animal rights activist lawyers filed a $100,000 lawsuit against the owner of Justice, an 8-year-old lice-infested horse found in March 2017 with frostbitten genitals, weighing 300 pounds less than it should, according to Aimee Green’s Sept. 17 article in The Oregonian. Its owner, Gwendolyn Vercher of Cornelius, paid $3,700 in restitution after her conviction for first-degree animal neglect. Continue reading

Vertical Farming Struggling to Take Hold

Vertical Farming


With a degree in engineering and a farm background, the idea of starting a vertical farm had a strong appeal for Daniel Christensen.  Making money on the concept, however, proved difficult.  Continue reading

Clues to Complex Co-op Accounting

Eric Fruits, Ph.D. is chief economist and president at Economics International Corp. and an adjunct professor at Portland State University.


Sales and business with the co-op’s own members. Often the most significant source of income for an agricultural cooperative. Continue reading