Category Archives: Government/Politics

bunkerville-standoff-3-right

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…

skittish-sheriff-2

Beware Skittish County Sheriffs Who Don’t Understand Their Important Role

  According to ReDoubt News, Skittish Harney County Sheriff Makes Himself Putty in the Feds’ Hands and Turned Burns into a War Zone. Rural Route Radio Discussion of Role of…

odell-springs-1

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 &…

first-amendment-1

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…

why-1

WHY? — a Perpetual Question in the War on the West

  Because, in the minds of many, the right amount of public lands grazing is NO GRAZING, the Federal Government seeks to put the last rancher in Clark County (Cliven…

cows-city-folks-2

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,…

states-more-equal-1

‘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…

nd-military-1

One Side of the Story in North Dakota — Heavy-handed Law Enforcement?

  According to the Free Thought Project, Heavily-militarized police decked in riot gear and armed to the teeth, arrived by MRAP and other military-grade vehicles to a Dakota Access Pipeline…

new-zealand-sheep-1

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  What would happen if the United States Repealed its Agricultural Subsidies?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…

ost-wnk-1

ONGOING: OREGON STANDOFF TRIAL CONTINUES — PART 2, THE DEFENSE CASE

  RANGEFIRE! is your source for “live” commentary and coverage of the Oregon Standoff Trial. Note: This is Part 2 of our Oregon Standoff Trial Coverage, which focuses on the…