Category Archives: Government/Politics

BLM escalated insteading of listening to FBI’s suggestion to waive Bundy’s grazing fees

Greg Henderson Drovers FBI Suggested Waiving Bundy’s Grazing Fees Three years before the armed confrontation at Cliven Bundy’s Nevada ranch gate, the FBI suggested waiving his fines and fees. According…

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Federal Government and Sides with Kansas and other States on Property Rights / Land-use Issue

Topeka, Kan. – The U.S. Supreme Court sided with Kansas and other states, reversing a lower court ruling that had upheld an Obama-era restriction on private property, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt…

Forest Service takes grazing permit from rancher who killed wolf on his allotment

Rancher’s Grazing Permit Revoked After Wolf Kill By Greg Henderson as originally published in DROVERS The U.S. Forest Service has revoked the grazing permit of New Mexico rancher Craig Thiessen….

Adams County (Idaho) Agrees to Pay Slain Rancher’s Family $2.6 Million in Settlement

First published in the Idaho Stateman. Three years after two sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a Council rancher, a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family has been settled for…

Why are ranchers regulated by city folks?

Why are farmers, ranchers regulated by city people   LETTER TO THE EDITOR The Daily Sun Lower Yakima Valley News Leader   It is an amazing thing to me that…

Wildfires: RANGE magazine’s history of inspired reporting and solutions

WILDFIRES: UNDERSTANDING & PREVENTING THE DESTRUCTION Something can and should be done, immediately. Waiting is dangerous. When President Trump visited the devastation in California, he said the cause of the…

Give Thanks for PROPERTY RIGHTS

by John Stossel posted in Reason When we celebrate Thanksgiving this week, I will give thanks for property rights. Property rights allow each individual or family to do what we…

Making of a Herd Bull — the Political Evolution of Southern Utah’s Mike Noel — by Todd Macfarlane

First published in Range magazine. At conclusion of the 2018 Utah legislative session, Rep. Mike Noel, from House District 73—comprising five full rural southern Utah counties, and parts of two…

The Case for Carnivorous Humans

Dan Murphy Originally published on Drovers The opinions in this commentary are those of Dan Murphy, a veteran journalist and commentator. The Heartbreak of Vegetarianism Although it paints something of…

The Astarita Trial– FBI Conspiracies and Corresponding Theories — by Todd Macfarlane

First published in Range magazine It has now been almost three years since the infamous occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County Ore., as part of a…