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Economic Backbone or Boondoggle? Economics of Ranching

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January 1, 2000
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Saturday, January 1, 2000
Economic Backbone or Boondoggle? Economics of Ranching

As western economies change from being extractive based to more environmentally friendly, non-commodity values such as wildlife, water quality, and recreation are increasingly important
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Today, income from non-commodity based operations in many Western states contributes far more to economic vitality than does ranching.

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