Monthly Archives: July 2015

Secure property rights: Hold government to the law

The message terrified abusive bureaucrats: There are private rights in federal lands – vested rights, not privileges… Private rights in federal lands were recognized in an 1866 water law. It says, “… whenever, by priority of possession, rights to the … Continue reading

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The Colossal Hoax Of Organic Agriculture

By Henry I. Miller and Drew L. Kershen via Forbes Consumers of organic foods are getting both more and less than they bargained for. On both counts, it’s not good. Many people who pay the huge premium—often more than a … Continue reading

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Build a Grazing Plan to Balance Forage Supply, Livestock Demand

It makes life so much less complicated when you have a plan. It is called peace of mind. However, just because you have a grazing plan, do NOT set it in concrete. As soon as it is generated, you assume … Continue reading

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Signs That Your Saddle Doesn’t Fit Your Horse

 By Alexandra Beckstett, The Horse Managing Editor If a horse’s performance deteriorates and he become sour with no other clinical signs of a lameness or other issue, he might be reacting to a poorly fitting saddle. A horse that goes … Continue reading

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Ten Signs You Grew Up On A Farm

Once upon a time when I was struggling to feed my family and finish a graduate degree at Texas Tech, I hired out as a framing carpenter.   The first day on the job I bent a nail. I carefully … Continue reading

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Advice From One Smart Rancher

Much-needed rain over most of the country has greatly increased the demand for cows. This has caused the relationships of the markets to move so much that the cow is now overvalued compared to other classes of animals. With this … Continue reading

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EPA flooded with lawsuits over controversial water rule

 New Mexico Cattle Growers Association’s president, Jose Varela Lopez, said what many ranchers feel. He told The Daily Caller, “My family has been on our land for 14 generations, each leaving it better for the next. Water is the source … Continue reading

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No Comparison: Weather of 2015 Stands Alone

Of course the “climate change” mouth breathers will likely use this as “proof” of anthropological climate change. But…before you buy off on that, consider: 1. The very large (and some of them unknown), near infinite, number of factors that influence … Continue reading

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Tiny sage grouse casts giant shadow over rural West

Ranchers, too, are in the crosshairs of the of the BLM strategy. “Livestock grazing and habitat conservation go hand in hand, and ranchers have historically proven themselves to be the best stewards of the land,” said Brenda Richards, president of … Continue reading

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EPA targets the airline industry

Still more regulation from the EPA’s fantasy-land rabbit hole   We all (those of us who understand economics) know that government does not produce anything of economic value. Thus, all government revenues must come out of production. At what point … Continue reading

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