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Resource ID: #27760
Subject: Agriculture
Source: High Country News (Paonia, Colo.)
Date: June 13



This story goes to the root of Sagebrush Rebellion, the anti-federalist movement that seeks to remove government control of Western public lands. This story seeks to factcheck the stance of infamous Rebel Rancher Cliven Bundy that the federal government has pushed ranchers off public lands through environmental regulation has rekindled an age-old battle. He and his sons have become symbols of the anti-federal government movement that has deep roots in the American West and may be stronger today than ever before. We arrived at two simple questions: How much has the number of cows grazing federal lands in fact declined, and can we illustrate that trend with data?

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