How do you spell ‘Sustainability?’ R-A-N-C-H-I-N-G

Cattle also play a positive role in sustaining our prairie grassland ecosystems. By utilizing forages to produce high-quality protein on lands not suited for farming, cattle reduce soil erosion and contribute to enhanced soil carbon storage. They’re grazing presence on the state’s grasslands also contributes to the stimulation of healthy grass growth and overall range quality. Warren Zenker North Dakota […]

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Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante at top of Zinke monuments review

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Tuesday there’s “no doubt” he is visiting Utah to talk to people about the controversial Bears Ears National Monument designation, which he said lays at the heart of a 45-day interim review President Donald S. Trump is ordering on monuments. Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Tuesday […]

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Trump, Hatch eye rolling back 2 decades of national monument land grabs

It’s worth noting that the areas targeted by Obama in his waning days, including Bears Ears, Gold Butte, Nevada (the location of the Cliven Bundy family ranch), Cascade-Siskiyou, on the border of Northern California and Oregon, and others, are rural strongholds; red regions rich with highly-coveted natural resources, and populated by ranchers, farmers, and others with ties to the lands. […]

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Farmers look forward to relief from crushing Obama-era EPA regulations

By 2050, U.S. farmers and ranchers must rise to the challenge of feeding 2 billion more people than we feed today. We are fully ready to meet the task, but we cannot do so under the shackles of excessive, superfluous regulations. Opinion by Tom Buchanan The Oklahoman Farm Bureau president: Scott Pruitt brings optimism to Oklahoma farmers and ranchers As […]

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Bundy Ranch jury ‘hopelessly deadlocked,’ Navarro declares mistrial

“The bottom line is a hung jury is not the end of the world,” Las Vegas lawyer Shawn Perez said Monday after the jury announced its first impasse. “But it’s (more time) in prison for my client.” Robert Anglen The Arizona Republic Judge Declares Mistrial in Bundy Ranch Case LAS VEGAS — A federal judge declared a mistrial Monday against […]

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Klamath Tribes terminate water compact, potentially devastating ranchers, farmers

In April 2014, ranchers and the Tribes signed the Upper Basin Comprehensive Agreement. The ranchers agreed to retire 18,000 acres of land or 30,000 acre feet of water and do riparian repair work on the rivers in exchange for an allotment of water each year… At the end of February, the Tribes indicated to the ranchers they wanted to terminate […]

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Resource ‘conservation’ is achieved through resource consumption

“If we slow down our progress, including the generation of new ideas, by using less energy or less of any other resources, we deserve nothing but contempt from future generations—for example, from those who die prematurely because a medical cure comes twenty years later than it needed to.” Commentary by Alex Epstein Forbes One of the least controversial ideas in […]

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Alaska sues federal government, contending state controls riverbed, not BLM

In its complaint, Alaska said it gained title to submerged lands and navigable waters when it acquired statehood, unless the federal government made any claims prior. The state said the federal government based its claim to ownership on a 1984 administrative decision of the Alaska office of federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Chris Ford Frontiersman.com Alaska files lawsuit over […]

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Interior Department fumbles, Nevada gets brief stay from sage grouse rules

Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, who filed the suit on behalf of the state, said of Du’s ruling, “The federal government’s greater sage-grouse land-use plan obstructs Nevada’s growth and development, and harms our ranchers, miners and recreation workers. Thomas Mitchell Elko Daily Free Press Commentary: State makes progress in challenging sage grouse rules Nevada won a temporary reprieve from the […]

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Representatives of the Range: Who are RAO and PLC?

“I had a sad experience with my ranch, not knowing my rights. I trusted the federal employees, but they completely deceived us. This federal deception continues. The accrued cost of their actions has cost the people in our common allotment millions of dollars. Example, the last bill I sent BLM was over $800,000; and that was about two years ago.” […]

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