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Water for food production must be highest priority

November 27, 2017 0

Another concern that came out of the OSU study was that the region’s growing population will ultimately max out the water supplies of several cities. That means as more water goes to flushing toilets and other household uses, agriculture faces…

Zinke’s Interior upends Obama era anti-domestic energy policies

November 24, 2017 0

The Department of Interior announced it is rescinding a policy implemented under former President Barack Obama placing large areas of public lands off limits for consideration of oil and gas leasing and development. Heartland Institute H. Sterling Burnett As part…

Environmentalist-driven policies are destroying forests, agricultural lands

October 25, 2017 0

“Time and again, we see vivid boundaries between the young, healthy, growing forests managed by state, local, and private landholders, and the choked, dying, or burned federal forests,” McClintock said. “The laws of the past 45 years have not only…

Congress works to expand public lands access for hunting, fishing, outdoor shooting

September 26, 2017 1

Part of the effort to expand access to public lands is reforming the Equal Access to Justice Act, which is addressed in the current legislation. The Equal Access to Justice Act has been widely abused in recent years by radical…

Ranching

Innovative bird conservation program brings economic benefits to ranchers

November 4, 2017 0

The goal is a profitable program for cattle ranchers, but one that also helps reverse steep population declines during the past half century by grassland birds, such as bobwhite quail. STL News KANSAS CITY, MO/November 4, 2017 (STL.News) – The…

R-CALF calls for restoring free market competition to cattle industry

November 2, 2017 0

Bullard charged that the industry silently allowed policies that disfavor independent cattle ranchers in the beef supply chain to be established, by not requiring enforcement of antitrust laws or the Packers and Stockyards Act, designed to protect competition and competitors.…

California ranchers forced to relocate cattle due to wolf predation

November 1, 2017 0

"The Department of Fish and Wildlife, the folks that are working with the wolves, are not livestock people. They claim that they've got tools and ideas and things that work with livestock, but not if you love your cattle, not…

Federal court rebukes enviro claim that grazing harms bull trout

October 11, 2017 0

Declining populations of threatened bull trout along two rivers in Oregon’s Malheur National Forest were not caused by grazing authorizations, a federal judge has ruled. Mateusz Perkowski Capital Press Judge: Grazing not to blame for bull trout decline. Environmentalists have…

Land Disputes

Cliven Bundy fights for ranchers’ property rights while in federal custody

December 12, 2017 2

Cliven believes that these rights bring intrinsic value to his family and to his way of life as a rancher.  In fact, without them, his way of life ceases.  It’s no wonder he is fighting so hard to maintain them. …

WaPo misleading report refuted by Utah Geological Survey data

December 12, 2017 0

Its attempt to raise hysteria over the fact that southern Utah has oil and gas and mineral deposits falls short, especially when the scientific facts related to energy development in the Bears Ears National Monument region are introduced into the…

Bears Ears is no more, but access in many areas still in question

December 10, 2017 0

The heavy restriction that prohibit motorized use as well as other uses in Wilderness Study Areas is still in place. The limited restrictions of a recreation area or special recreation area are lifted and replaced with possibly more stringent restrictions under…

Author answers the question: ‘Is Cliven Bundy a terrorist or a patriot?’

December 9, 2017 4

Stickler spent over 60 days documenting Bundy’s side of the conflict that led over 200 federal agents – in full tactical gear armed for war – to seize, sell and destroy his cattle. What follows is an in-depth exploration into…