Once again, we have to deal with wildfires. The fires remind us we still have not turned around the misguided environmental policies of the last 40 years. The result is, every summer we have nature on a rampage. Massive fires are disrupting lives, killing and injuring people and animals, destroying resources and structures, and costing … Continue reading Manage the Forest to Fight Wildfires
Under Obama, The EPA and the Corps of Engineers were building this concept of Waters of the USA. They expanded the definition of wetlands to include almost any farm in the country. If it had come about it would have put most farming activities under the thumb of the Federal government. The new rules would … Continue reading California to Create its own WUSA?
There’s a long painful history in the Owens Valley, of an area that has one major landlord who could care less about the people who live there. That landlord is the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, and they stepped over the bounds again in their treatment of Inyo County - and this … Continue reading Owens Valley Fights Back
A second trial of four men who sided with Clive Bundy against the Federal government is now underway in federal court, in Las Vegas. The first trial ended with convictions for two others but a hung jury on charges levied against these four men. The case is an important one for the western states, … Continue reading 2nd Bundy Trial Underway in Las Vegas
I recently had a chance to visit a lemon grower and a packing house down in Southern California’s Ventura county. I really didn’t know what to expect; with places like Santa Barbara, and Malibu, the Pacific Coast Highway and miles of beaches, this is surfer heaven. It’s hard to associate farms and farming with … Continue reading Ventura County: Still a Farming Center
Thank goodness, ranchers in Washington State are standing up to the U.S. Department of Agriculture by filing a lawsuit to force them to reinstate Country of Origin Labeling on meat. The suit contends that the labeling is essential for transparency and to allow Americans to support smaller, family-owned ranches. Country Of Origin Labeling - … Continue reading Lawsuit Takes on Country of Origin Labeling
Coming up in July is a festival that I’d really like to attend. It’s Longmire days, held, appropriately enough, in Buffalo, Wyoming. Buffalo is a small town in the north central part of the state. It’s the seat of Johnson County, which is well known in history for soundly whipping an army of hired … Continue reading Longmire Days