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Idaho is also fighting the Feds over water rights


You may recall that I wrote an article a few weeks ago that exposed the attempt by the Montana Department of Natural Resources (DNRC) to illegally give our ranchers' vested stockwater rights to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Well, we are not alone! I just read an article in the June 20, 2020 Tri-State Livestock News by the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) that detailed what was happening with stockwater rights in Idaho.

First, a bit of history. In 1987 the Idaho Water Court began to adjudicate the Snake River Basin, a sizable piece of the state. When the ranchers learned the...

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