Click on title above for a scholarly work tracing the roots of the biggest social welfare program in our county designed for a handful of govt ranchers at the expense of American taxpayers totaling MILLIONS of dollars a year!.
"Grazing Permits are Transferable Vested Property Rights" thanks to a Nevada Senator who quietly slipped in a rider to the 1934 Taylor Grazing Act! Public land grazing is not just about cows anymore,....its about commodity-trading in property rights, future development and exploitation of our public lands and, of course, profits! In order for those permits to retain their value,......the cows MUST remain,...at least for now. There is no doubt in my mind that we will soon see the day when there are no more cows on public lands. Of course they will have to be removed when all allotments have become the private property of the permit holders, the cows will eventually have to go.....when the contractors get ready to start developing the land. Although removing the cows would be a good thing, selling the rangeland to private investors is not. Of course, all other public access and activites will have to go also, and that is not a very good thing. The wild horses and all other public uses such as ORVs and ATVs will go too.
Thanks to the secret rider in the TGA, the instant a grazing permit is issued, the value of the holders personal real estate property significantly increases, as the permit is considered a part and parcel of his own domain.....the ranchers can assign, rent or sell it to whomever they dam well please...grazing permits are as good as gold and are in big demand for "futures speculation" and development.