Newspeak ˈn(y)o͞oˌspēk  NOUN ambiguous euphemistic language used chiefly in political propaganda. What, no “Shoot, Shovel and Shut Up?” The deceptively-named Western Landowners Alliance (WLA) is composed not of ranchers and farmers but of politically-connected millionaire and billionaire environmental activists. As RANGE magazine’s intrepid reporter, Dave Skinner, explained in his WinterContinue Reading

Opinion by Montana State Representative Dan Bartel for Northern Ag Network The tax exemption APR enjoys also gives them a major advantage in the marketplace for land.  APR is able to pay premium prices as they compete directly against young farmers and ranchers trying to get their start. By Rep.Continue 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

Special Report: Cowboys or buffalo? by Dave Skinner As published in the RANGE magazine Fall 2019 Edition Critical Mass The most ambitious and successful “rewilding” effort ever attempted faces stiffening opposition from Montana’s producer communities. Who will win? Well, it’s complicated… Words and photos by Dave Skinner. In 2012, RANGEContinue Reading