Kansas Natural Resources Coalition: Property rights powerhouse from the Heartland

Although KNRC’s roots are in Kansas–the middle of America both literally and figuratively–they hope to have impact far beyond the geographical Heartland. Having recently expanded their reach into Minnesota, KNRC hopes to open regional branches throughout the nation.  by Marjorie Haun The Kansas Natural Resources Coalition (KNRC) is ascending on the national scene as a formidable advocate for property rights and citizen-centered governance of lands, […]

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Colorado lawmaker introduces bill to protect citizens from federal agents

Representative Lewis’ legislation aligns with U.S. Congressman Jason Chaffetz’ recent bill targeting federal agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the U.S. Forest Service. Lewis’ bill, however, addresses the actions of federal employees more specifically than the legislation introduced by Congressman Chaffetz, which would strip police powers from the aforementioned agencies. And at the heart of HB17-1141 are the constitutional rights of […]

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Property rights group addresses misunderstandings about federal grazing laws

Misunderstandings about the history and original intent of federal grazing law by both ranchers and federal agents is fueling tensions across the West, making the issue timely and important, she said. “We don’t know our rights,” she said. “But now we’re learning so much.” Like many other ranching families across the region, Bonds’ family settled the area prior to the […]

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Conservation or a Trojan Horse putting more private lands into federal control?

Many Western farmers and ranchers have become hooked on the CRP and if environmentalists have their way the program may soon have permanent restrictions attached to it that the ranchers never anticipated. CRP  may soon become THP – Trojan Horse Program. Beware of bureaucrats bearing gifts. On December 1, Nebraska Rural Radio posted an article titled, USDA partners with farmers […]

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Colorado ranchers unite to defend grazing rights on federal lands

Grazing allotment owners unite to assert rights “A new private property rights organization is gearing up to represent the interests of ranchers who graze livestock on federal lands.” By Candace KrebsA new private property rights organization is gearing up to represent the interests of ranchers who graze livestock on federal lands. Angus McIntosh was named the executive director of the […]

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