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4:20 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Cattle industry depends on keeping ranch land in ag production

Rancher Les Stewart, Ninty-Six Ranch, Paradise Valley, Nevada, 1980
Credit Paradise Valley Folklife Project Collection, Photo by Carl Fleischhauer / loc.gov

As we just heard, many Wyoming ranches are being purchased by out-of-state residents. Many of these ranches are up for sale in the first place because older ranchers don’t have heirs who want  -- or know how to -- run a ranch full-time. Or the kids can’t agree on what to do with the family ranch after their parents pass away.

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