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Old 05-22-2012, 05:50 PM
 
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Wrong. Many ranchers receive grazing rights on federal lands out in the west, without which, they would be significantly up a creek.
Not many ranchers do this,as how many actually live near federal lands.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:31 PM
 
Location: South Central Nebraska
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Not many ranchers do this,as how many actually live near federal lands.
Are you kidding, the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) owns millions of acres of land that it leases to ranchers and oil and gas companies all throughout the Rocky Mountain States. Probably the most prevalent state for BLM leases is Wyoming and contrary to popular opinion most of Wyoming is prairie and grassland not mountain. There are some big stretches of mountainous areas esp. in the northwest corner of the state but a lot of this land is ranchland not for hiking, hunting, fishing, etc.
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Østenfor sol og vestenfor måne
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The vast majority of grazing in New Mexico is on public lands. This holds true for most of the western states.
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Boston
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Ranchers are very independent minded people. They get little or nothing from the government.
By contrast,many farmers,especially those who produce commodities,often collect farm subsidies.
As others have pointed out, you are quite wrong about this. Both activities receive all manner of subsidy, but in each case, it is not universally true that all participants are subsidized. Anyway, this thread makes me think of this:


Oklahoma! - The Farmer And The Cowman (with lyrics) - YouTube
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