Southwest ranchers are fighting back against federal bureaucrats’ abusive word games

January 10, 2019 | By CHRISTINA MARTIN

Making a living ranching or farming in the harsh desert lands of American southwest is demanding enough. But federal bureaucrats have managed to make it even harder by playing word games to stretch the limits of federal law beyond recognition. That’s the case for ranchers in Hidalgo County, New Mexico, where the U.S. Fish and … ...