SCOTUS partly to blame for America’s ‘Rural vs Urban’ resentment

Thus the concept that was established in the US Constitution for representation of the people in Congress, held true for the states as well until the 1960s. It was obliterated at the state level by these court decisions, leaving our rural regions and cultures at the mercy of urban politicians. Commentary by Bill Goode Loss of Representation for Rural America Most […]

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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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Due to enviro regs, California farmers get only 65% of water allocations despite record wet year

And while you ponder that question perhaps you can also take a guess as to who didn’t have to take a haircut on their water allocations this year…if you guessed ‘all the pet projects of California’s environmentalists’, then you’re absolutely correct. Tyler Durden Zero Hedge Are Enviro’s Trying To Kill Farming In California? 2017 Water Allocations Imply ‘Yes’ Several times over the […]

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Letter: Trump Ag Secretary critical to future of America’s small farmers

Meanwhile, we know that 80% of the Farm Bill goes to SNAP and only 15% is actually paid to farmers in the form of a safety net for domestic food production. It would appear to me that the farmer would be the perfect person to run the USDA and implement this reduced reliance strategy for the nation as a whole. […]

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Progressive elites seek to ‘socially engineer’ rural Americans out of existence

Consider the case of the late John Rapanos, a hard-working, patriotic Michigan developer who, as the son of Greek immigrants, was living the American dream. His dream turned into a nightmare when the Environmental Protection Agency wanted to throw him in jail for five years and fine him $15 million for allegedly violating the Clean Water Act by polluting navigable […]

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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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Drones: Hi-tech, multi-talented farm hands

When used with prudence, drones can be a potential tool to better control our agricultural productivity and to best invest our limited resources. Why Drones Are the Latest Buzz in Agriculture By virtue of their small size and easy operation, drones are cheaper and more efficient than manned aircrafts, manual scouting or satellite imaging. Credit: minhocos/Flickr, CC BY 2.0 Drones, […]

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