A recent disagreement between a Nevada rancher and the Bureau of Land Management has brought the relationship between ranchers and the government into the national spotlight. This interview highlights the history of the sometimes strained relationship. "When you are using somebody else's land for your livelihood, that puts you in a very dependent relationship," said Paul Starrs, a geography professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. "And livestock ranchers are, in my experience, pretty savvy people. And they don't like that uncertainty."
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