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Diamond Bar Ranch in NM Seized by US Forest Service
« on: May 19, 2014, 06:36:05 AM »
Diamond Bar Ranch in NM Seized by US Forest Service

May 15, 2014

tags: America, BLM, Corruption, government control, government land grab, politics, U.S. Forest Service, USDA


In my previous post I linked to a piece over at LadyRaven’s blog about how the USDA is soliciting for “submachine guns, .40 Cal. S&W…” Now we can wonder why Department of Agriculture would be “required” to purchase such weapons? To my knowledge the U.S. Forest Service and the BLM are a part of the USDA. I think the USDA is in charge of these agencies. The following might give us one reason why the USDA believes it needs these weapons.

A lot of folks remember the standoff between the Bundy family and the BLM. Well, it seems the U.S. Forest Service is picking up where the  BLM left off…


Officials say that the Laney’s can redeem their 80 cattle for $40,950

Via:  Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children

Diamond Bar Ranch in NM Seized by US Forest Service

Southwest New Mexico – The Diamond Bar Ranch was acquired by the Laney family in 1986, and its adjacent Laney Cattle Company was allowed to utilize grazing lands since 1883. According to the US Forest Service, however, they are no longer entitled to do so, and the USFS has posted notices along the fence line of their property advising people not to attempt to enter the ranch. Lands are being seized, and the cattle removed, “one way or the other.”

Now they say that the cattle may be redeemed if the Laney’s pay for the costs of rounding up the 80 head of cattle… a hefty $40,950.

Reductions in the herds, loss of appeals, a hard life all because of a fish

Originally, the Laney property was just 115 acres surrounded by around 144,000 acres of public lands for which Mr. Laney paid grazing rights. But after a “study” by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decided that the lands could not sustain his 1,188 head of cattle, the Forest Service reduced his cattle herd to a meager 300 head.

Kit’s fight for the land and the ranching lifestyle cost him dearly over the years, even to the point of a divorce, as both Kit and Sherry grew exhausted from the battle. They were barred from improvements on the “wilderness” land for several years, which required them to ride out to livestock on horseback rather than hop in a truck. That and the continual stress of appeals, took a toll, though they eventually reconciled.
« Last Edit: May 19, 2014, 06:36:49 AM by rangerrebew »
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