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Date posted - April 16, 2014
What is going down in Nevada now is similar to what happened to hog farmers twenty years ago. Regulators decided that hog producers had to build confinements with sewage treatment plants. Only producers owned by politically connected feed companies and investors had the money to build these facilities; family farmers went into debt and then out of business. Ten years ago, the same happened for dairy and cattle farmers, with the same results. Now, in the middle of a drought, regulators are forcing ranchers off public lands and out of business. These regulations are not intended to “Save the Environment”; they are designed to put the competition “Out of Business”. What we have is an abuse of executive power intended to make everyone dependent on and controlled by government. If we are to remain a free people and not an endangered species we must elect politicians who will decentralize government power.