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  • Harry Reid, Caught in Land deal in Nevada

    05/08/2014 4:29:34 PM PDT · by dvan · 18 replies ^ | NA | NA
    Check out this video of the Land deal Reid-Bunkerville 93 acres owned by Harry Reid adjacent to Bundy's ranch. According to this information Reid has run 52 ranchers out of business during this period. BLM is also involved in buying land in the area where the $5 Billion Chinese Solar Program was planned.
  • Thousands of Ranches Abandoned in Northern Mexico Due to Violence

    11/26/2010 11:15:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Agencia EFE [Spain] ^ | 11/26/10 | Staff
    Thousands of Ranches Abandoned in Northern Mexico Due to Violence MEXICO CITY – Thousands of ranches have been abandoned in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas by owners who do not want to end up like Alejo Garza, a rancher who died defending his property from a drug cartel. Garza, considered by a hero by many in the region, refused to hand over his property to a drug cartel, which gave him 24 hours to leave his property. The 77-year-old rancher barricaded himself inside his house and took on 30 cartel gunmen, killing four of them and seriously wounding two...
  • Crowd protests wolf policy

    12/31/2005 4:25:54 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies · 1,167+ views
    The Cody Enterprise ^ | CAROLE CLOUDWALKER
    Four gray wolves released near Meeteetse on Feb. 14 may have been illegally captured on his land. The rancher, Frank Robbins, was among more than 40 people attending a March 2 Hot Springs County Commission meeting to lodge objections to the way federal agencies have managed wolves in the area. The group ..."to tell the feds that monitoring wolves on private property would be considered trespass," ... "We were caught unawares," ... the commissioners "are concerned about what (wolves) could do...We don't see any of the plus side." whether any laws may have been violated in the case of low-flying...
  • Country of origin food labeling law will impact consumers, farmers

    12/18/2005 2:27:09 PM PST · by jb6 · 8 replies · 378+ views
    WCF Courier ^ | December 18, 2005 | MATTHEW WILDE
    Some lawmakers believe consumers have the right to know they're eating meat produced in America, and are trying to re-instate a law --- included in the 2002 Farm Bill but never implemented --- to do just that. Supporters of country of origin labeling, otherwise known as COOL, say it will boost consumer confidence and fatten the wallets of livestock farmers by creating more demand for U.S. meat. Opponents believe COOL will cost too much money for little or no benefit. They don't believe most consumers are willing to pay the cost of program, which will be passed on by processors....
  • TFB testimony: 'Scrap' corridor concept (Trans-Texas Corridor

    02/18/2005 8:05:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 61 replies · 1,422+ views
    Texas Agriculture ^ | February 18 , 2005 | Mike Barnett
    Start all over with the Trans Texas Corridor. And let the legislature oversee future highway planning. That was the gist of the testimony delivered by TFB State Director Albert Thompson on behalf of the Texas Farm Bureau during a recent Senate Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security hearing on the massive transportation project. " appears to us that the legislature has given the Texas Department of Transportation what amounts to a blank check worth approximately $180 billion," Thompson said on Feb. 9. "We would feel more comfortable if citizens had the opportunity to voice opinions with elected officials who should...
  • Wall Street's Latest Pitch: Buy a Ranch -- For a Fee, Private Banks Manage Working Farms

    10/20/2004 7:17:22 AM PDT · by OESY · 15 replies · 631+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 20, 2004 | JEFF D. OPDYKE
    ...Bank of America Corp. and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. are among the major players pitching working farms and ranches as an alternative investment. The idea is to buy the land and then let a private bank or trust company manage the cattle, corn, soybeans and almond orchards. Bank of America says its private bank unit now manages more than two million acres of ranch and farmland.... JPMorgan Private Client Services says it now manages about two million acres of land. A handful of trust companies and other banks, such as Wachovia Corp., also manage ranches and farms for high-net-worth...
  • Federal government opens reserve land in seven states for grazing due to drought

    05/23/2002 8:52:01 AM PDT · by countrydummy · 21 replies · 224+ views
    Washington (AP) ^ | May 23, 2002 | By ROBERT GEHRKE
    By ROBERT GEHRKE Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- A severe drought has prompted the federal government to open reserve land in seven states for emergency grazing. "The extreme drought has devastated many farmers and ranchers, especially in Western states,'' Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman said Wednesday in announcing she would allow grazing on acreage held as part of the Conservation Reserve Program. The program pays farmers and ranchers not to use portions of their land that are susceptible to erosion or have other wildlife or vegetation concerns. Wednesday's announcement will allow ranchers in Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and...