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, yet with every action they work at putting farmers out of business. Gov. Jerry Brown and the entire California AssemblyContinue Reading

NOTE:   This story was first posted on Rangefire in August, 2016, shortly after the trial.  It is being re-posted now because oral arguments in the resulting appellate case the story is based on are scheduled to be presented to the Utah Court of Appeals on Thursday, October 18, 2018, 11:30Continue 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

First published in January, 2017, we are revisiting the issue a year later, based on recent developments, as noted at the bottom. The past few years have been very eventful on the Western “public lands” front.  I put quotation marks around the term/phrase “Public Lands” because according to my evolvingContinue Reading

  San Bernardino County could pay $48 million for the property of one of the few remaining Chino dairy farmers after the family complained in a lawsuit that most of their spread, located under a landing pattern for Chino Airport, had been turned into a no-build zone without compensation. TheContinue Reading

  Trent Loos and others are leading the charge in writing to President & Mrs. Trump about Dwight & Steven Hammond.  We share their letters and invite you to write a letter yourself, adding your voice to the chorus crying for Hammonds’ release. To: First Lady Mrs Melania Trump FirstContinue Reading

  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 study in the property rights arena, and have condensed the discussion here. Among other things, basic property rights are aContinue Reading

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 (RAO). The dust-up has actually been fairly one-sided, with the PLC and some of its attorneys, whom PLC Executive Director,Continue Reading

While Judge Anna Brown continues to try the misdemeanor charges against Jason Patrick, Duane Ehmer, Daryl Thorn and Jake Ryan, the Jury has returned its verdict:   Daryl Thorne:  Gulty of Conspiracy.  Guilty of Possession of Firearms in federal facility. Duane Ehmer:  Not Guilty of Conspiracy.  Guilty of Depredation ofContinue Reading