Nestle joins the “plant based burger” movement

In the end, this is all being cooked up (literally) by the people trying to drive the beef industry out of business. You know what we have to do, people. Suck it up and start eating more steaks.
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by Jazz Shaw at Hot Air

 

First, it was Burger King. Next came Chick-fil-A. Then it was Little Ceaser’s. Companies have inexplicably been signing on to use laboratory-grown, plant-based “meat” substitutes in everything from burgers to sausage. And now, joining the parade is Nestle. Wait a minute… Nestle makes burgers? I thought they did hot chocolate. (CNBC)

 

Nestle is looking to take a bite of the growing U.S. plant-based burger market.

Through its Sweet Earth brand, which it acquired in 2017, the global food giant will launch its Awesome Burger in the fall. The vegan meat substitute will be available at grocery stores, restaurants and universities.

Sweet Earth founders Brian and Kelly Swette said they began developing their own plant-based burger several years ago — before nearly every restaurant chain announced a plant-based option and Beyond Meat went public.

Okay, so Sweet Earth Foods is a brand that Nestle bought to expand their portfolio. You can take a look at this particular horror show at their site. They’re prominently advertising the “Awesome Burger” as coming soon. I’ll give them credit. The actual burger part of the sandwich does kinda sorta look like a real hamburger if you don’t stare at it too closely. But still… not quite. Take a look for yourself. (Click on image for full-size picture.)

See what I mean? As I said, it sort of looks like meat, but there are weird gaps in the patty. It looks fairly juicy, but keep in mind that this is an advertising photo and those things rarely look like what actually comes out of the package and winds up on your plate. If you’re not familiar with the process, take a gander at this report on how photographers make the food look so delicious. The list of secret tricks includes, but is not limited to, glue, sponges, tampons, shoe polish, and motor oil.

Combat Shooter's Handbook Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps Institute The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other Misfits Of course, now that I think about it, would you rather eat something made of tampons, shoe polish and glue or “soy DNA injected into genetically engineered yeast that’s then fermented?” (That’s literally a company description of the impossible beef and how they design it in the lab.) Might come down to a coin toss if you ask me.

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In the end, this is all being cooked up (literally) by the people trying to drive the beef industry out of business. You know what we have to do, people. Suck it up and start eating more steaks.

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View

edited by

Dr Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume

Is now available in both PAPERBACK and Kindle

BookCoverImageMurray N. Rothbard was the father of what some call Radical Libertarianism or Anarcho-Capitalism which Hans-Hermann Hoppe described as “Rothbard’s unique contribution to the rediscovery of property and property rights as the common foundation of both economics and political philosophy, and the systematic reconstruction and conceptual integration of modern, marginalist economics and natural-law political philosophy into a unified moral science: libertarianism.”

This book applies the principles of this “unified moral science” to environmental and natural resource management issues.

The book started out life as an assigned reading list for a university level course entitled Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View.

As I began to prepare to teach the course, I quickly saw that there was a plethora of textbooks suitable for universal level courses dealing with environmental and natural resource economics. The only problem was that they were all based in mainstream neo-classical (or Keynesian) theory. I could find no single collection of material comprising a comprehensive treatment of environmental and natural resource economics based on Austrian Economic Theory.

However, I was able to find a large number of essays, monographs, papers delivered at professional meetings and published from a multitude of sources. This book is the result. It is composed of a collection of research reports and essays by reputable scientists, economists, and legal experts as well as private property and free market activists.

The book is organized into seven parts: I. Environmentalism: The New State Religion; II. The New State Religion Debunked; III. Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resource Economics; IV. Interventionism: Law and Regulation; V. Pollution and Recycling; VI. Property Rights: Planning, Zoning and Eminent Domain; and VII. Free Market Conservation. It also includes an elaborate Bibliography, References and Recommended Reading section including an extensive Annotated Bibliography of related and works on the subject.

The intellectual level of the individual works ranges from quite scholarly to informed editorial opinion.

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An Evening With Lew Rockwell

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This dude thinks he’s hot stuff. Too much fun. — jtl, 4189

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Song for Today: Ray Price “I Wish I Was 18 Again”

This is especially for my friends in the SRSU-ANRS-Rodeo Exes Association. We had a great time this weekend while raising a healthy sum of scholarship money.  It was an awesome weekend and has, over the years, became the highlight of my year. Of course, in the end, it is all about the kids.

Of course, as you would expect, we heard a multitude of variates of the “Wish I was 18 Again” theme.  My jaws are still sore from laughing so much.

I hope you all made it (or are making it) home safely and let’s hope we will all be around and healthy come this time next year.

On a final note, we need to start today recruiting for membership. — jtl, 419

The philosophy of the author (as well as the publisher) is that ranch management should be approached from the view that the land, the livestock, the people and the money are one—a single integrated whole. But once that is understood and constantly kept in mind, a close examination of each of these elements is permissible. Furthermore, due to the linear limitations of the written word, each of these management areas has to be treated separately. In keeping with that, Part I deals with the management of the natural resources. Part II covers livestock production and Part III deals with the people and the money. The book is a comprehensive source of information on all aspects of managing the working ranch. Not only would it make an excellent basic text for a university program in Ranch Management, no professional ranch manager’s reference bookshelf should be without it because it is a comprehensive reference manual for managing the working ranch. The information in the appendices alone is worth the price of the book. Read More. 

Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference ManualFrom the Editor: I first attended Alan Savory and Stan Parson’s “Rancher School” in Albuquerque, NM in the early 1980s. Since that time, and throughout my academic career, I have advocated, taught and practiced the principles of the “Savory Grazing Method (or SGM)” as it was called in those days. Only a short time after I completed the school, Alan and Stan decided to dissolve their partnership and go their separate ways. Alan founded Holistic Management International and Stan the Ranching for Profit School. SGM (now Holistic Management) is a “method” and “methods” cannot be patented. As a result, the names the principles are presented under have proliferated. Although the fundamental ecological principles have not changed since those early days, we now have managed grazing, planned grazing, mob grazing, management intensive grazing, and perhaps a half-dozen others. (In fact, for some small degree of distinction, we choose to call what we do “Managing the Ranch…Read More

Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian ViewMurray N. Rothbard was the father of what some call Radical Libertarianism or Anarcho-Capitalism which Hans-Hermann Hoppe described as “Rothbard’s unique contribution to the rediscovery of property and property rights as the common foundation of both economics and political philosophy, and the systematic reconstruction and conceptual integration of modern, marginalist economics and natural-law political philosophy into a unified moral science: libertarianism.” This book applies the principles of this “unified moral science” to environmental and natural resource management issues. The book started out life as an assigned reading list for a university level course entitled Environmental…Read More

The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsSometimes people do the wrong things for the right reasons. The author admits that to be the “story of his life” and openly shares much of it in this book. Although the book is largely an historically based auto-biography, it is part fact and part fiction. In cases where identities needed to be protected, the “facts” necessary to that end are changed but without altering the accuracy of the description of the event or its historical significance. It is a personal story. It is a cowboy-warrior’s story told in a cowboy-warrior’s language. It is the story of one man’s journey from bondage to freedom and from slavery to liberty. It is the gritty story of this man’s life-long education in the school of hard knocks as his journey took him from a sharecropper’s shack, through the rodeo arena and the boxing ring, across the football field and the drilling rig floor, into the Marines and two wars and ultimately culminating in the university… Read More 

Combat Shooter's Handbook“Owning a handgun doesn’t make you armed any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician.” – Jeff Cooper Call for a pizza, a cop, and an ambulance and see which one arrives first. In Warren v. District of Columbia the court ruled, and the Supreme Court upheld, that “(T)he desire for condemnation cannot satisfy the need for a special relationship out of which a duty to specify persons arises.” Because the complaint did not allege a relationship “beyond that found in general police responses to crimes,” the court affirmed the dismissal of the complaint for failure to state a claim. The bottom line is that your local police are not legally obligated to protect you, the average citizen. In addition to the Warren case, there are hundreds of court rulings which state that cops are not legally responsible for protecting individual citizens. For example, see Zelig v. County of Los Angeles, The government can’t protect you as you saw on September 11, 2001 as well as during the Washington, DC… Read More

Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps InstituteAll unclassified Army and Marine Cops manuals and correspondence courses are products of the US Federal Government. They are NOT subject to copyright and can be freely copied and redistributed. The Marine Corps Institute (MCI) develops correspondence courses for Marines with all kinds of Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) on all manner of subjects. This is one of those courses. The print is relatively small because that is the way it was in the original and this is an exact reproduction. Also, as a tribute to the individual (and a touch of reality), you will notice that the editorial pencil marks and underlined passages that were put there by the Marine that took this course. They were intentionally left in the reproduction. This version of the course was authorized in September of 1984. With the exception the development of Infrared technology, it contains information and techniques that have changed very little since the Vietnam war. These battle proven tactics are as valid today as they were… Read More

The Essence of Liberty: Volume I: Liberty and History: The Rise and Fall of the Noble Experiment with Constitutionally Limited Government (Liberty and ... Limited Government) (Volume 1)The Essence of Liberty: Volume I: Liberty and History: The Rise and Fall of the Noble Experiment with Constitutionally Limited Government. Jimmy T LaBaume, editor.  Read More 

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I’m Proud Of How God Made Me, White

A good working definition of “racist” might be: One who hates someone else for no reason other than the color of his/her skin. Now that is a stupid damned reason to hate anybody.

Once upon a time, when I still answered to “Gunny,” I had a “race” problem in my Company. The dark green Marines complained to me that the light green Marines would not pull liberty with them and, therefore, they were “racists.”

After a thorough (Gunny Style) questioning of both sides, I got to the bottom of the thing. The light green Marines preferred country music and were repulsed by “rap.” And, of course, the dark green Marines were the flip side of that.

They still didn’t pull liberty together. The freedom of association has a corollary. The freedom to NOT associate for whatever reason. And that is OK. At least they understood each other’s reason why. — jtl, 419

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Is Nancy Pelosi ashamed to be white?  Where did she learn NOT to be racist?  Are all white’s racists or just the Trump voters?  How do you identify a racist, or does that just come as an add-on to the whole skin color thingee?  Did you know that the word “racist” didn’t even exist in 1828?  Check it out here.  A totally made up word invented by the communists in the 1930’s to foster division in America.

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Once upon a time, when I still answered to “Gunny,” I had a “race” problem in my Company. The dark green Marines complained to me that the light green Marines would not pull liberty

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Agriculture Is Only a Tiny Part of America’s Economy — And That’s a Good Thing

Logic would suggest that the USDA and its subordinate agencies are laying off employees and reducing their size and scope in response to the decline of America’s beloved industry.
A Handbook for Ranch Managers Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View There are more people working for the USDA than there people engaged in production agriculture. 

In fact, there is an old joke about an employee at the Department of Agriculture. It seems that his co-workers found him first thing in the morning, sitting at his desk and crying like a baby. They finally got him calmed down enough to find out what was wrong. Punctuated by great “sniffs,” he managed to get it out–“My farmer died.”

Indri Schaelicke via Mises Wire

 

Combat Shooter's Handbook Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps Institute The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsFor decades, politicians and pundits in political media alike have said that the American farming and ranching industries are vital to our nation and must be protected from “unfair” competition and the threat of going out of business. This belief often materializes in the form of legislative or executive action undertaken by the government.

The Essence of Liberty: Volume I: Liberty and History: The Rise and Fall of the Noble Experiment with Constitutionally Limited Government (Liberty and ... Limited Government) (Volume 1)  The Essence of Liberty: Volume II: The Economics of Liberty (Volume 2) The Essence of Liberty: Volume III: A Universal Philosophy of Political Economy (Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic) (Volume 3)The federal government has long sought to promote the health of these industries, employing pro-farming policies since the days of FDR’s New Deal. These programs survive to this day, being expanded from their initial scope or their original sentiments reimposed through new acts of Congress. Strangely enough, this bureaucratic expansion occurs despite American agriculture output declining over the course of America’s existence.

Output Declines, Government Grows

Since 1900, the number of American farms in operation has fallen 63 percent. In 1930, agricultural GDP as a share of total GDP sat at a sizeable 7.7 percent — by 2002, agricultural GDP as a share of total GDP was a mere 0.7 percent. This 7 percent decrease signals the adoption of a new role in the world economy by the US.

The US now imports a large percentage of the fresh vegetables and produce it sells — while in 1975 the proportion of fresh fruit sold in the United States that was imported was 23 percent, it reached 51.3 percent in 2016.

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Source: New York Times

Domestic vegetable and fruit producers are being supplanted in the market by producers from countries such as Argentina, Chile, and Mexico. The City University of New York’s Urban Food Policy Institute reports: “…since the NAFTA Trade Agreement in 1994, U.S. consumption of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, limes, berries, avocados and mangos imported from Mexico is way up and still rising.”

Clearly, increased trade is impacting America’s agriculture sector. Surely then, the government’s relationship with the industry must be changing as well. Logic would suggest that the USDA and its subordinate agencies are laying off employees and reducing their size and scope in response to the decline of America’s beloved industry.

In reality, this is not the case. In 1900, 11 million Americans were employed on farms and 2,900 employed by the USDA. A century later, 3 million were employed on farms, while the USDA employed 105,000 workers. This increase in agency size represents the Federal government’s increasingly regulatory stance in the US economy.

Agriculture’s Death is Good News

How could an industry’s death spell prosperity for a nation? While the number of people employed in farming and similar occupations dwindled from 11 million in 1900 to 2.6 million in 2017, employment in STEM (science, technology, engineer, and math) occupations has grown 79 percent between 1990 and 2016 — increasing from 9.7 million to 17.3 million. The US economy is transitioning away from producing in primary and secondary level industries like agriculture and related enterprises such as food processing and packaging.

The reduction in the number of people employed in agriculture and related jobs shows that America is actually abandoning low paying jobs. Compared to STEM jobs, occupations in the primary or secondary sectors of the economy tend to pay a very low wage. Farm hands and field laborers, who are often poor immigrants, are paid below minimum wage to perform tasks that take a significant toll on their bodies. Difficult manual labor poses both short-term and long-term risks to workers’ health, compared to the almost complete lack of health detriments presented by jobs in STEM fields. These agricultural jobs tend also to be seasonal. Workers will only have a secure source of income for between 3 and 6 months per year, depending on where they work, due to the fact that crops cannot be grown year round.

As the economy sheds the last remnants of its agricultural-centric past, new jobs are being created in new industries at a rapid pace. Occupations in the tertiary and quaternary sectors are far more beneficial to society and individuals, as they provide higher wages, a more stable source of income, and employment year round. In a bid to attract workers to fill positions, companies often offer benefits such as childcare and healthcare plans as part of an offer of employment. It is very obvious that we should seek to employ as many people as possible in tertiary and quaternary sector industries.

Primary and secondary products will never lose value. Humans will always have a need to consume agricultural products and build devices and structures from raw materials that are finished through secondary sector activities. As the US economy begins to be largely constructed of tertiary and quaternary economic activities, these lower-level processes will simply be outsourced to less developed countries.

Outsourcing: Oppression or Opportunity?

Since their ideology became a force in the mainstream a decade ago, the rallying cry of political leftists has been to stand for those being oppressed, exploited, or victimized by the status quo. The advancement of technology has meant that industrialization, combined with other factors, has left certain nations behind. Third world economies are not nearly as developed as their first world counterparts, with a bulk of their economic activity taking place in the primary and secondary sectors. These leftists take an anti-trade stance, positing that the outsourcing of production to less developed nations is capitalistic exploitation.

“Exploitation” Actually Benefits All Parties Involved

While it is true that a business owner may outsource simple manufacturing processes to countries where they may hire workers at cheaper wages, it is also true that the workers hired benefit from this self-interested move. The reason workers choose to work in these plants and industries is that they provide the best possible way to make money to the worker. If a corporation goes to a less developed nation and is able to hire 5,000 workers to work for them, it means that the firm is now offering the best employment opportunity in the country to 5,000 workers. Prior to the company’s arrival, laborers were likely making less money than they now do and working in worse conditions. Otherwise, why would they choose to work for the new company? Their condition has obviously been improved by the opening of a plant by a foreign capitalist.

Just as the worker in the third world country benefited by the opening of a multinational corporation’s facilities in their country, the citizens of first world countries benefited at the same time. Countries in the business of producing primary and secondary products tend to hold a comparative advantage in their production because they are able to produce more efficiently and at the lowest cost. They can manufacture, farm, ranch, and fish more efficiently than their counterparts in economically and socially advanced nations.

Instead of allocating resources to the production of goods that firms in other countries can make at a cheaper and more efficient rate, developed nations should be pursuing the expansion of tertiary and quaternary industries. Engineering, health science, computer science, and entertainment are all industries the US should find itself at the forefront of. The US is far better equipped to produce these goods and services, and these industries provide the best jobs to the nation.

Dole should be producing its crops in Panama. It provides jobs to the locals that are more secure, safer, and better paying than the ones they previously held, the goods are produced at a cheaper and more efficient rate than if they were grown here, and allows individuals in the US to be employed in higher paying sectors. Instead of working as a farm hand in the Hawaiian fields of a Dole plantation, a person could be employed as an accountant or sales executive in one of Dole’s corporate offices. While it may take some time for a former field hand to learn the skills needed to be employed in a higher income industry, the goal is achievable and future generations will be better off for it.

Step Aside Mr. Government

The government must take policy positions that encourage the boom of tertiary and quaternary industries such as computer and software design, legal professions, financial institutions, and healthcare. Subsidies to farmers and other outdated, primary and secondary economic activities should be cut, paving the way for a transition to a more advanced economy. Corporate tax rates should be drastically reduced to fuel the growth of firms in these sectors. The US must also abandon its protectionist stance on trade. Tariffs increase costs on domestic consumers and prevent producers in third world nations from bringing their goods to market in developed nations, who more often can afford the products.

Within a decade or less, those displaced by the closing of companies in the agriculture industry, among others, will find themselves in new, higher paying fields. Better yet, their children will too. Leave the agriculture to those who can do it best, and let advanced economics revolutionize the higher paying industries.

 

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Song for Today: — Lonely Women Make Good Lovers – Bob Luman

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Yes, White Men Built America. It’s A Fact

And when the genocide is played out, the rest of the world will go back to digging tubers out of the ground with a pointed stick. — jtl, 419

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The Essence of Liberty: Volume I: Liberty and History: The Rise and Fall of the Noble Experiment with Constitutionally Limited Government (Liberty and ... Limited Government) (Volume 1)And when the genocide is played out, the rest of the world will go back to digging tubers out of the ground with a pointed stick. — jtl, 419
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Song for Today: Loretta Lynn – Where Love Goes When It’s Gone

One beautiful lady. — jtl, 419

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“Owning a handgun doesn’t make you armed any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician.” – Jeff Cooper

Call for a pizza, a cop, and an ambulance and see which one arrives first.

In Warren v. District of Columbia the court ruled, and the Supreme Court upheld, that “(T)he desire for condemnation cannot satisfy the need for a special relationship out of which a duty to specify persons arises.” Because the complaint did not allege a relationship “beyond that found in general police responses to crimes,” the court affirmed the dismissal of the complaint for failure to state a claim.

The bottom line is that your local police are not legally obligated to protect you, the average citizen. In addition to the Warren case, there are hundreds of court rulings which state that cops are not legally responsible for protecting individual citizens. For example, see Zelig v. County of Los Angeles.

The government can’t protect you as you saw on September 11, 2001 as well as during the Washington, DC area “sniper” rampage and the plethora of active shooter events that we have had since.

In fact, the government could very well be our greatest fear, due to its propensity to murder people because of their ideas (See Ruby Ridge, ID and Waco, TX).

A simple internet or youtube.com search of “the police state” or “police brutality” will reveal literally thousands of violent crimes (from assault to cold blooded murder) committed by the State’s costumed emissaries of officially sanctioned violence (aka The Police State) against harmless and innocent people.

So, who does that leave to protect you, your life, property and family? The one and only answer is: YOU It is your duty and personal responsibility to protect yourself and your loved ones.

This responsibility is a natural right given to us by God as human beings and guaranteed to us as individuals by the Constitution of the United States of America.

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Reparations for Slavery

That is a debt that has been paid-in-full for a long, long time.

It has been said that Dishonest Abe freed the slaves and enslaved the freemen. And that is the truth. Consider the question:

What is the difference in a country where half of its population are slaves and a country where all of its population are half-slaves?

Over our lifetimes we will have had (a minimum of) half of the fruits of our labor confiscated by our slave masters. Taxes are robbery. Taxes are slavery. — jtl, 419

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Slavery was a gross violation of human rights. Justice demands that all participants in the trans-Atlantic slave trade make compensatory reparation payments to slaves.

The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsThat is a debt that has been paid-in-full for a long, long time.

It has been said that Dishonest Abe freed the slaves and enslaved the freemen. And that is the truth. Consider the question:

What is the difference in a country where half of its population are slaves and a country where all of its population are half-slaves.

Over our lifetimes we will have had (a minimum of) half of the fruits of our labor confiscated by our slave masters. Taxes are robbery. Taxes are slavery. — jtl, 419

By Walter E. Williams on LewRockwell.com

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Federal judge limits cattle grazing for Harney County’s Hammond Ranches

A federal judge will allow Hammond Ranches Inc. to graze its cattle on parts of a federal allotment called Hardie Summer this season but must limit its use as three environmental advocacy groups challenge the Harney County ranchers’ federal grazing permit in court.
A Handbook for Ranch Managers I used to think that I could educate. I was naive. I have since lowered my goals to identifying the clueless and culpable–e.g. identifying the enemy.
 
I will assure you that any and every one associated in any way with the Western Watersheds Project, the Center for Biological Diversity and Wildearth Guardians are the enemy. — jtl, 419
By Maxine Bernsteinn The Oregonian, via The Bend Bulletin

Rancher Dwight Hammond Jr. greets protesters outside his Burns home Jan. 2, 2016. (Les Zaitz/The Oregonian via AP)4776797

 

Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual A federal judge will allow Hammond Ranches Inc. to graze its cattle on parts of a federal allotment called Hardie Summer this season but must limit its use as three environmental advocacy groups challenge the Harney County ranchers’ federal grazing permit in court.

U.S. District Judge ­Michael H. Simon issued a 58-page written ruling Tuesday, granting a partial preliminary injunction after two days of oral arguments.

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The Hardie Summer allotment is about 9,800 acres, of which approximately 39 percent is owned by the Hammonds, and 61 percent, or 6,000 acres, is publicly owned. The allotment is subdivided into five pastures on which the cattle rotate during grazing. Combat Shooter's Handbook Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps Institute The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other Misfits 

The restrictions will reduce harm to sage grouse and will lessen the harms to redband trout, Simon wrote in his ruling.

The judge issued the restrictions amid a finding that the environmental groups had shown a likelihood of succeeding in proving that former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s order for the government to reissue a 10-year grazing permit to the Hammonds this year “was arbitrary and capricious” and unlawful.

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The groups argued that Zinke violated federal regulations because the government failed to consider the Hammonds’ unsatisfactory record or do proper environmental reviews.

The renewal of the Hammonds’ 2014 grazing permit followed President Donald Trump’s pardon of the Hammonds last summer. Dwight Hammond Jr. and his youngest son, Steven Hammond, convicted of arson, were serving out five-year mandatory minimum sentences for setting fire to public land where they had grazing rights.

Harney County officials would like the environmental groups to leave pardoned ranchers alone.

“Harney County is still trying to heal from the Bundy occupation and lawsuits like this just reopen old wounds,” Harney County Commissioner Mark Owens wrote to a judge.

The judge also addressed written statements he received from Harney County officials who came to the Hammonds’ defense, saying they didn’t want more national attention on their High Desert community.

“Harney County requests that the grazing be allowed to continue so that the community can ‘move on.’ Although Harney County’s desire to move on from a difficult period is understandable, courts have long held that there is a strong public interest in having the government comply with governing statutes and regulations,” Simon wrote. “Additionally, if the community is sensitive to federal management of public lands, ensuring that the federal government comply with the governing statutes and regulations is of particular public importance.”

The judge pointed out that the Hammonds may qualify for increased government subsidies. He noted that when the Hammonds could not graze on federal land, the U.S. Department of Agriculture paid Hammond Ranches Inc. a significant increase in subsidies. From 2010 to 2013, Hammond Ranches received a total of $84,065 in subsidies. From 2014 to 2017, Hammond Ranches received a total of $587,590 in subsidies, an increase of more than $500,000, according to the judge.

 

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