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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Trump orders USDA to open conservation lands to grazing for wildfire-devastated ranchers

President Donald Trump directed the department to open emergency grazing in certain lands in the Conservation Reserve Protection program in Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma following wildfires that started March 6. The USDA estimates that about 1.6 million acres of grassland have been burned, and more than 15,000 have been killed in the blaze. Thomas Phippin Daily Caller News Foundation The government will […]

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Is NCBA spending Beef Checkoff Program money to hurt independent ranchers?

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association appears to have supported USDA’s recent ruling to allow possible foot-and-mouth disease-infected South American beef to be brought into our domestic markets. NCBA is also fighting the new GIPSA rules that would end predatory market practices that are driving independent cattle producers out of business and off the land. Since NCBA has been administering the lion’s […]

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Please, Mr Trump, don’t let wildfire-devastated farmers be ‘forgotten men and women’

American farmers are the backbone of this nation. They work quietly and are too often forgotten by the other 98 percent of Americans. They are the “forgotten men and women” Trump pledged to honor. It would do them — and very likely, him — a world of good if he would just stop tweeting long enough to visit them. Editorial […]

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Identity of paid FBI informant unintentionally disclosed during Bunkerville trial

Over multiple government objections, and amid several small conferences with the other defense attorneys, Jackson continued to hammer at the agents with questions until they admitted to Burleson’s status as a Federal Informant. Shari Dovale Redoubt News Bunkerville defendant is FBI informant The Nevada Bunkerville Protest Trial heated up today when it was unintentionally disclosed that defendant Greg Burleson has been a paid […]

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Rotten meat scandal prompts temporary ban on Brazilian beef imports

According to Brazilian police reports, three factories belonging to BRF (the world’s top poultry producer) and JBS (the world’s top beef exporter), have been raided and closed, because the companies have, for years, been bribing officials and politicians to ignore quality meat standard policies, and allowing the sales of rotten beef and poultry. Traci Eatherton Tri-state Livestock News Tester introduces […]

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President Trump proclaims March 21 National Agriculture Day

“American farmers and ranchers are the heart and soul of America and they represent the determined, self-reliant character of our Nation.  We are proud of American agriculture and we recognize agriculture’s critical role to our Nation’s bright future.” Posted by Free Range Report In a White House press release issued on Tuesday, President Donald Trump honored America’s farmers and ranchers, […]

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Government regulations, big corporations killing off family ranches

As older ranchers see children leave for other lines of work, Boone said the ranches that families are forced to sell are often absorbed into bigger ranches. “A large part of them have been bought up by big corporations.” Bob Martin Legendary New Mexico The Disappearing Family Ranch While the number of beef cattle grazing on New Mexico pastures and […]

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Ranchers facing existential threat in wake of catastrophic wildfires

Ranching families across this countryside are now facing an existential threat to a way of life that has sustained them since homesteading days: years of cleanup and crippling losses after wind-driven wildfires across Kansas, Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle killed seven people and devoured homes, miles of fences and as much as 80 percent of some families’ cattle herds. Jack Healy New […]

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Kansas wildfire relief impeded by rigid federal rules, red tape

…one rancher even told him he ran out of ammunition shooting cattle injured in the fire. “They are shooting new baby calves, cows they worked their whole life to raise that kind of genetics and that type of cows. You can’t do anything, but you are there because you care about the cattle…” Amy Bickel Kansas AgLand Wildfire relief sees […]

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