Editor’s Note:  This post was originally published in 2016.  We are re-publishing it now, along with another, in memory of Dr. Angus McIntosh. Somehow I lucked into being able to tagging along with Dr. Angus McIntosh on his four stop Western Rangelands Property Rights  workshop tour through three countiesContinue Reading

Editor’s Note:  This post was originally published in 2016, but we are republishing it now, in memory of Dr. Angus McIntosh. If you ever get the chance to sit through one of Dr. Angus McIntosh’s workshops, it’s a lot to try to absorb in one setting, and I mean aContinue Reading

EXTREME ENVIRONMENTALISTS’ DREAM OF “REWILDING” THREATENS RURAL AMERICA Protect the Harvest Rewilding Devastates Rural America & Food Production Protect The Harvest supports meaningful and balanced conservation along with the right to hunt; rewilding, however, is something much different. It is painted in the rosy colors of enhanced conservation to disguiseContinue Reading

GREG HENDERSON FOR DROVERS Final results show California voters rejected Proposition 15, a decision celebrated as a victory by a broad array of industry and agriculture groups. The ballot measure was defeated by a margin of more than 650,000 votes (52% No – 48% Yes). Proposition 15 threatened voter-approved taxContinue Reading

California’s Prop 15 Will ‘Punish Farmers and Ranchers’ by Greg Henderson for Drovers Politicians lie. That may not be a startling revelation, and usually when you vote you have some idea whether or not a candidate aligns with your political ideals. At least sometimes. Such is not the case withContinue Reading

The U.S. government has inflicted 40 years of abuse on Nevada’s Hage family. By Ramona Hage Morrison Originally published in the RANGE magazine, Summer 2018 Edition Recently the Wall Street Journal carried a front-page feature by Jim Carlton highlighting my family, the Hages. It attempted to cover the plight ofContinue Reading

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 said. In a unanimous 8-0 decision, the Supreme Court reversed a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for theContinue Reading

  First published in Range magazine, Summer 2018 issue.   SEE Also The Laws of Prior Appropriation & Beneficial Use — Realities that Nobody Wants to Talk About.   Divisions and factions in the western ranching industry are nothing new. According to some historical accounts, farmers and ranchers have never been friends,Continue Reading

  It’s a county election year here in Millard County and it’s interesting to sit back and watch as all the popular buzzwords come out of the woodwork. The primary point of buzzwords is to try to impress and create emotional effect.   Perpetually, the single biggest buzzword in thisContinue Reading

(First published in February 2017 — The saga/struggle continues.  SEE Due Process & Equal Protection in Millard County — a Case Study) Among other things, basic property rights are a growing point of conflict in the world we live in.  There seems to be a growing number of people whoseContinue Reading