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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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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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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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Will water become the defining issue of our time?

It’s easy to slip into the negative mindset that the issue is too big and too complex to be solvable. But, the water issue is neither too big nor too complex to be solvable. The problem is that, thanks to … Continue reading

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3 talking points to explain agriculture’s water usage

Agriculture’s water usage is in the spotlight as the ongoing drought in California raises concerns with consumers. Here are a few talking points to help address questions about beef production and water. And the war goes on. jtl by Amanda … Continue reading

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Water Rights

I can’t emphasize enough how important a thorough understanding of water law and rights is to Western ranchers. The only way to conquer a people is to alienate them from the land. In the West, water IS the land. Without … Continue reading

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Following Congressional Pressure, U.S. Forest Service Withdraws Overreaching Groundwater Directive

“I will remain vigilant against any further attempts to override state water laws and extort private water rights”  At least they throw us a small bone every once in awhile. But, if we intend to survive, we must remain eternally … Continue reading

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As drought pervades, can markets make us water-wiser?

 Such rights could be traded without regard to the rural communities that rely on them, says Patricia Mulroy, the former water czar for Las Vegas and currently a fellow at Brookings. What’s more, markets change the conversation, from one about … Continue reading

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Water Scarcity: Blame It on Corporate Manipulations, Not Markets

Global corporations only exist because of judicial decisions that allow them to. Corporations are ALWAYS conflated with “capitalism” in the mainstream media and the result is that generations have been brainwashed into thinking these illegitimate facilities represent a marketplace evolution. … Continue reading

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Submit Your Comments On EPA’s Water Grab

By Joe Roybal via Beef   The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers want to expand their federal authority over “waters of the U.S.” The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) reports that the agencies seek to redefine … Continue reading

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