Extreme greens lawsuits delay BLM payment of $69.9 million to New Mexico

BLM spokeswoman Donna Hummel said two environmental groups — Wild Earth Guardians and the Center for Biological Diversity — formally protested all parcels in the BLM’s Sep. 4 lease sale. That triggered a formal review process that has yet to be completed. Until it is, there’s no certainty the leases will be finalized, or that the money the state is due because […]

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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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New Mexico ranchers fear Democrat monument expansions ‘aimed at pushing them from the land’

But ranchers from some rural communities fear the new designations will amount to another layer of bureaucracy aimed at pushing them from the land. Their concerns mark just the latest battle over public lands in the West, where the federal government already controls millions of acres. Santa Fe New Mexican ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico’s two U.S. senators have introduced legislation […]

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Six Western counties take Obama to court over exclusionary BLM planning rule

The lawsuit, filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for Utah, involves Kane County, Big Horn County, Wyo.; Chaves County, New Mexico; Custer County, Idaho; Garfield County, Colorado; Modoc County, California, and the Dona Ana Soil and Water Conservation District in New Mexico. Federal lawsuit targets BLM planning rule SALT LAKE CITY — Kane County is among six rural counties […]

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Glorification of wolves is unrealistic in real-world wildlife, livestock management

The blatant disregard for any life but the glorious wolf is what has produced  the lack of success this program is plagued with. The original poor wolf story in this series had a comment about wolves killing “the occasional cow” and blaming this on ranchers unwilling to try new techniques to protect their herds. Well, let’s see. The much vaunted […]

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