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Friday, April 11,2014

Ranchers advocate for common sense in Washington

by Theodora Dowling, WLJ Correspondent
“Remember, when you walk into those offices tomorrow, you’re the expert in the room when it comes to ranching and what’s happening on the ground,” said Dustin Van Liew, looking out at a crowd of cowboy hats, boots and sport coats.

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Monday, March 31,2014

House calls for monument designation oversight

by Theodora Dowling, WLJ Correspondent
If the president designates 2 million acres of federal land as a national monument, and nobody is around to hear it, can it still bring a local economy to its knees? According to university research, interviewed locals, and Congress, yes, it can. In fact, it’s precisely what happened after President.

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Monday, March 24,2014

Water rights protected

by Theodora Dowling, WLJ Correspondent
Whiskey’s for drinking, and water’s for…handing over to the federal government so that they’ll issue you the permits you need to keep your ranching operation going. At least, this appears to be the U.S. Forest Service’s catchy new variation on the old adage.

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Friday, March 14,2014

Property rights win in 'Rails to Trails'

by Theodora Dowling, WLJ Correspondent
The Supreme Court took the administrative branch of the federal government to school last week for a lesson in private property rights.

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Friday, March 7,2014

PLC: Standing up for ranchers' rights since 1968

by Theodora Dowling, WLJ Correspondent
If you are a rancher with public lands grazing rights, then you know that property rights are as dear as they are fleeting. For you, every day is a fight for the principles that make America great: independence, self-reliance and property rights.

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Friday, February 21,2014

Congress eyes ESA improvements

by Theodora Dowling, WLJ Correspondent
If you were a visitor from outer space touching down in the United States for the first time, you might think that the animal kingdom was waging war on the human species. You’d see barren wastelands in California’s breadbasket, brought on by a three-inch fish.

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Monday, February 17,2014

War of attrition continues on grazing numbers

by Theodora Dowling, WLJ Correspondent
“It is no use saying, ‘We did our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.” It could be said that Sir Winston Churchill’s philosophy on winning a war is shared by members of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) federal lands committee.

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Monday, January 27,2014

New spending law to impact ranchers on public lands

by Theodora Dowling, WLJ Correspondent
One might think that a federal spending bill would have little impact on private enterprise. Not so for ranchers who hold grazing rights on federal land. Ranchers who run for part of the year on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) land can attest that one appropriations bill can make or break a ranching family.

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Monday, January 13,2014

Ranchers pack BLM open houses on Sage Grouse

by Theodora Dowling, WLJ Correspondent
This week in eastern Oregon, hundreds of ranchers overwhelmed community centers for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) sage grouse meetings. At the request of ranchers—and because attendance was so high at the Prineville, Burns and Ontario meetings—BLM changed their meeting format from open houses to seated question-and-answer sessions.

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Monday, December 16,2013

Oregon ranchers to engage in Sage Grouse planning

by Theodora Dowling, WLJ Correspondent
Paisley, OR, may not be considered a geographical center to most Oregon residents, but on Dec. 2, all roads in Lake County led to the Paisley community center. Some 60 ranchers filled the hall, many of them hearing for the first time what BLM’s draft sage grouse plan could do to their businesses.

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