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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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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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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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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Citing brucellosis, Montana ranchers oppose environmentalists’ free-roaming bison plans

Brucellosis is an infectious disease transmittable to cattle, primarily through oral contact with an infected fetus, calf or placenta. The disease causes a near 90 percent abortion rate among young cows, and the small number of calves that do survive are often weak and unlikely to thrive. David Murray Great Falls Tribune “Not on my property:” Central Montana ranchers say […]

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U.S. Forest service ‘aggressively’ restricting cattle grazing in Okanogan County

An Okanogan County commissioner says the U.S. Forest Service has taken an aggressive stance to restrict cattle grazing in Okanogan County that may be part of a larger effort to do so throughout the West before former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is confirmed as U.S. Agriculture Secretary. Dan Wheat Capital Press OKANOGAN, Wash. — An Okanogan County commissioner says the […]

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Demonized by progressives, California ranchers embrace Trump policies

About two hours north of San Francisco I talked to many residents around the town of Red Bluff who are big fans of Trump. Although Hillary Clinton won California in a landslide, some four million people voted for Trump, and he won Tehama County by a landslide. “He’s our only hope,” says rancher Wally Roney, who has felt that the […]

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4 reasons Congress should disapprove economy-killing sage grouse regulations

Ironically, at the time the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service finalized the harmful sage grouse plans in 2015, the bird was doing fine, with an increasing population of nearly 425,000, due to a successful incentive-based approach to conservation led by states. Brian Seasholes Daily Caller Good news for grouse & the economy Across 173 million acres in […]

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Endangered Species Act: Stories of Abuse

…the current use of the ESA is incredibly expensive to American tax payers and our economy. As of December 2014, the average listing cost $789,966 per species. This federal funding is siphoned directly from tax payer’s wallets. Posted by ProtectAmericansNow.org Endangered Species Act: Stories Of Abuse In a 5 part series, Protect Americans Now will analyze the Endangered Species Act […]

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