Livestock Forage Disaster Program A Disaster For Taxpayers

Ranchers in the desert Southwest are receiving subsidies from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to purchase livestock feed which helps them maintain livestock numbers on public lands that are suffering from persistent and recurrent drought.

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EQIP Program Gives Huge Subsidies To Public Land Ranchers

Every time a Farm Bill comes up for renewal in Congress the budget hawks searching for wasteful government spending should take a close look at the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funds being awarded to public land ranchers in the West by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Continue reading “EQIP Program Gives Huge Subsidies To Public Land Ranchers”

Arizona State Grazing Leases Mismanaged In Favor Of Ranchers

The State of Arizona is managing its state land grazing leases primarily for the benefit of ranchers, not the state’s public schools – as federal law requires. Continue reading “Arizona State Grazing Leases Mismanaged In Favor Of Ranchers”

The Truth About Arizona’s Environmental License Plates

Thousands of Arizona’s motor vehicle owners have purchased a specialty license plate believing a portion of the extra fee they paid for it would go to a good cause. But some specialty plate owners would be surprised to learn where their money really went. Continue reading “The Truth About Arizona’s Environmental License Plates”

San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area Threatened

Arizona’s Gila District Office of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a draft resource management plan on June 29, 2018, that proposed to increase permitted cattle grazing in the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (SPRNCA) by about 375%. Continue reading “San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area Threatened”

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