Our So-called “Justice” System — the Hammond Case: a Case in Point — Guest Opinion/Editorial by the Capital Press

According to a recent Op/Ed piece in the esteemed Capital Press, the Hammond Family case involving the father and son ranchers in Central Oregon reveals unfairness and injustice on several…

Keys to Marketing Sheep and Goats — by Todd Macfarlane

First Published in Stockman Grass Farmer 2015 KEYS TO MARKETING SHEEP & GOATS When it comes to markets and marketing, the first and fundamental premise to always bear in mind is…

What Do You Know About the Food Freedom Movement?

We have talked about Food Freedom before, but what do you really know about the Food Freedom Movement? Earlier this year, a new Food Freedom law took effect in Wyoming…

Sheep vs. Goats — by Todd Macfarlane

First published in Stockman Grass Farmer. SHEEP vs. GOATS — What are the Differences and Similarities?  There are no two ways about it, although there are similarities, there are also…

The Annual Cycle at Lava Lake Land & Livestock — by Todd Macfarlane

First published in Stockman Grass Farmer 2012   Introduction Lava Lake Land & Livestock, headquartered near Carey, Idaho, is a unique sheep ranching operation that has had little previous exposure…

Our “Navajo” Style Grazing Operation — by Todd Macfarlane

First published in Stockman Grass Farmer 2011 Our “Navajo” Style Grazing Operation  A few years ago, about the same time we started subscribing to Stockman Grass Farmer, we began trying…

Breaking News: Mistrial in the First Bunkerville Standoff Trial

  Reposted from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, by Jenny Wilson LAS VEGAS, NEVADA:  A federal judge declared a mistrial Monday in the first Bunkerville standoff case, which targeted six men…

The Property Rights Dilemma — a Case Study — by Todd Macfarlane

  NOTE:  At the suggestion of my good friend Tim Smith, I have taken the previous article about recent activity and discussions in Millard County, which serve as good case…

Are PLC and Its Attorneys Part of the Swamp that Needs to be Drained? — by Todd Macfarlane

I have been sitting back waiting for the dust to settle a little bit in the recent dust-up between the Public Lands Council (PLC) and the Range Allotment Owners Association…