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  • Who will take over the ranch?

    As private lands become the new frontier in the West’s wild real estate frenzy, ranchers are turning to land trusts in places like Gunnison, Colo., to find out how to hold on to their land and keep it open and undeveloped

  • Ranching's worst enemy? It's not greens

    Western ranchers rejoice when a federal court jury finds that the nation’s largest meatpacker, Tyson/IBP, has illegally squeezed $1.28 billion from independent cattle producers

  • Straight talk about Mad Cow from a mad rancher

    The writer urges people to look for grassfed beef raised locally to reduce the threat of Mad Cow disease

  • It’s time for a radical change on the range

    The writer signs on to a radical center attracting ranchers and environmentalists in the West

  • Moving the cheese to New Mexico

    Local opposition caused a major cheesemaker, Glanbia Inc., to build a new cheese plant in Clovis, N.M., rather than expand its Twin Falls, Idaho, plant– but the Idaho Legislature is making it harder for citizens to fight against huge dairies

  • Big stink over factory farms

    In Utah, a new law prevents counties from making factory farms criminally liable for their impacts on local communities.

  • Restoring the West, goat by goat

    Lani Lamming of Wyoming leases goats to conscientious landowners who have discovered the benefits of organic weed control.

  • No magic bullet for wasting disease

    Controlling the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in deer and elk has developed into a major problem for Department of Wildlife officials in Colorado, with critics appalled at the agency's slaughter of the animals.

  • Ranching the changing times

    Bad economic times lead the writer to turn his ranching career into a "sell-out" occupation: the ranch-recreation business.

  • Raising a stink

    When the dairy industry invades rural Idaho, communities face the dilemma of what to do with the waste cows produce. The huge dairy operations are contaminating local air and water.

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