Category Archives: Water

El Paso Water to buy ranch for $50 million

 This would be the latest and most expensive West Texas land acquisition by the PSB as part of its long-range plan to eventually pump water from so-called water ranches from Hudspeth, Culberson and Jeff Davis counties to quench this area’s future … Continue reading

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Achieving Erosion Control, Soil Health and Biological Diversity

Book Review:The Plug and Spread Treatment: Achieving Erosion Control, Soil Health and Biological Diversity A very informative little book. — jtl By Bill Zeedyk via the Circle Ranch Habitat managers, who are struggling to control the gullies responsible for draining and … Continue reading

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An agency out of control

  Just another ho-hum example of the fact that there is one set of rules for them (the elite ruling class) and the rest of us (mere mundanes). — jtl, 419 by Burt Rutherford in BEEF Editors’ Blog   The … Continue reading

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Blame it on the rain, not the beef industry

Photo: By Reynold Bergen via Canadian Cattlemen   This summer has seen unusual rainfall patterns, low river levels and drought in large parts of Western Canada and the Western States. Some people blame water shortages on the beef industry and … Continue reading

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WOTUS: What would our founding fathers say?

 If the rule is upheld as written, it is about more than just EPA having jurisdiction over every drop of water on your land. It is about the continued erosion of private property rights, and it is about the death of … Continue reading

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North Dakota judge clarifies 13-state WOTUS ruling

Judge says ruling in 13-state Waters of the U.S. case applies only to those states, not nationwide Far from the perfect solution but better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick. — jtl, 419 via Beef Producer … Continue reading

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WOTUS Ruling Creates Confusion

“What do you do if you are a landowner in those 37 states who seeks to use your land in ways you always have, and now you have the EPA saying it has jurisdiction over your water—over dry creek bed … Continue reading

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Court says no to EPA’s WOTUS rule

Good news, especially seeing how the rule was scheduled to take effect today! We get a break every now and then. — jtl, 419 From Craig Rucker at CFACT At the eleventh hour a federal court ordered an injunction blocking … Continue reading

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4 important tips for navigating the rocky waters of WOTUS rule

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule is set to go into effect on Friday. Are ranchers prepared to be in compliance with this broad and vague rule? Will the courts overturn the rule? Here are … Continue reading

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Ignoring the water problem is no longer an option

The water crisis is about much more than water. Last of a three-part series. Due mainly to government intervention that does not allow the allocation of scarce resources among insatiable desires to work through free market pricing, water has been … Continue reading

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