WESTERN LANDOWNERS ALLIANCE

As the climate warms, ranchers keep their eyes on the grass

August 13, 2020

In drought years like this one, ranchers are faced with a number of tough choices and unpleasant trade-offs, according to Lawrence Gallegos, New Mexico field organizer at the Western Landowners Alliance. Decisions…

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Leaders respond to the Grasslands Roadmap draft

August 4, 2020

Leaders, speakers, and panelists for the “Leaders Respond” session of the 2020 Central Grasslands Roadmap Summit dug in and provided incredibly comprehensive and diverse reflections on the current Roadmap and…

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Small processors step up to ease beef supply-chain woes

July 27, 2020

Meatpacking plant closures caused by coronavirus outbreaks, including one at the JBS plant in Greeley, Colorado, sent shockwaves through the food system. But some small producers were ready to seize…

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Coronavirus-related disruptions in the beef supply chain have spurred changes. Will they last?

June 1, 2020

COVID-19-driven closures at meatpacking plants have resulted in lower prices for ranchers because of the growing number of cattle in the pipeline. On the other end of the supply chain,…

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Opportunity stems from pandemic shortages

May 30, 2020

Fewer steps in any process can reduce the margin for error, and as the nation is facing significant challenges to its industrial food system highlighted by the coronavirus pandemic, it…

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NM Supreme Court asked to weigh in on stream access dispute that no one can agree on

May 12, 2020

Kendra Chamberlain at New Mexico Political Report unpacks the controversy over New Mexico’s stream access law, and the pending lawsuit between pro-access groups and the state. She writes, “Groups on…

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New Mexico senators weigh in on stream access

April 24, 2020

New Mexico’s two U.S. senators are wading more deeply into a stream access debate that’s been simmering for years. U.S. Sens. Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall, both Democrats, this week…

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Women In Ranching Program forges new ways of connecting

April 23, 2020

Ranching can be an isolating profession in a good year. But the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the few staples of social contact women ranchers rely on. A program led by…

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Expanding efforts to keep ‘cows over condos’ are protecting land across the West

April 11, 2020

Across the West, a growing number of ranchers and farmers are seeking conservation easements to stave off the big-box stores, self-storage complexes and residential construction consuming millions of acres of fertile open…

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Ranchers see universal lessons in combating lonesomeness

April 6, 2020

As millions of individuals nationwide attempt to adhere to “stay at home” orders aimed at slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic, rancher Amber Smith is quick to admit…

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Surviving isolation: It’s OK to ask for help

April 4, 2020

Not everyone is suited to rural life — or social distancing — but there are some lessons from rural life that might be applicable during the novel coronavirus outbreak. First and…

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Ranch mom shares 5 tips for coping with social distancing

April 3, 2020

Amanda Radke visits with fellow ranch mom, Amber Smith, about habits we can adopt to help us deal with the emotional toll of COVID-19. Smith is the Women in Ranching…

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“To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.”

- Theodore Roosevelt

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