Category Archives: Land Use News

Legal Tools for Federal Grazing Allotment Owners & Operators — in a Nutshell

In addition to dispelling popular misconceptions we’re offering a nutshell overview of legal tools for western ranchers with federal grazing allotments.   DISPELLING COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS REGARDING “GRAZING FEES” UNDERSTANDING PRIOR…

The Heart of the Issue: The Fight Over Public Lands

Listen to the OPB Podcast:  The Heart of the Issue — Public Lands. Note: We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, here at RANGEFIRE! we have no interest…

What To Do About Growing Conflicts Over Rangelands in the West — Part 3

The lack of well-defined and transferable federal grazing rights presents serious obstacles to resolving rangeland disputes in a cooperative and mutually beneficial manner. These obstacles have important effects on the…

What To Do About Growing Conflicts Over Rangelands in the West — Part 2

Grazing rights are inherently tenuous because agencies continually reallocate rangeland resources and adjust -so-called grazing privileges to meet changing political conditions. Moreover, without the right to acquire grazing permits for…

What to Do About Growing Conflicts Over Rangelands in the West — Part 1

In January 2016, an armed militia group seized control of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon. Their goal: to protest federal control over western rangelands. It’s the latest…

Environmental Preservationists Impossible to Please — Want it All

  Old damage to trout habitat is being fixed by dedicated land-and-water stewards, but seldom is heard an encouraging word from so-called “Environmentalists.” Green Ranching Article Reposted from Fly Rod &…

The Other Side of the Story — Bumping Protester Numbers in North Dakota — by Trent Loos

Apparently I misunderstood the U.S. Constitution when I read the 1st Amendment. I didn’t realize it only applied to those chosen by the Federal Government. The First Amendment guarantees freedoms…

Can Cows Save the Planet? — Guest Editorial — by Trent Loos

  Reposted from High Plains Journal Why do people outside of the farming community continue to lie about our industry? They romanticize and talk about loving the small family farmer,…

‘Bears Ears’ and the Fight Over Who Controls the West — Guest Editorial

  Free Range Report Editorial Staff — Reposted from Free Range Report During his terms, President Obama has used the Antiquities Act to create over 25 new national monuments, gobbling…

New Zealand Agriculture Thrives Without Government Subsidies

  What would happen if the United States Repealed its Agricultural Subsidies?  You might be surprised.  Reposted from The Daily Signal In 2006, Chris Hausman, a fourth-generation Midwestern farmer long…