Sunday, September 10, 2017

United States keeps Japan fed

Hon. Yoji Muto shares that Japan consistently imports $14.5 Billion more in agricultural products than we export anually to U.S.

Nebraska values attract and parallel Japan

Governor Pete Ricketts shares why Japanese investors are largest foreign investors in Nebraska. $4.4 billion in Japan businesses investments employing 9400 people with good paying jobs.
It is impossible to drive across Northern IN without being impressed with the manufacturing base. The Indiana Gov Eric Holcomb just summarized success. "In Indiana we don't believe in lonely victories."  I am impressed.
Delegations from Midwestern states including IL, IN, OH, MI, MN, WI, IA and Nebraska have a total of 181 people joining friends in Japan seeking trade relations.

The business minded approach of these Japanese leaders is quite impressive. Representing Nebraska Trade Delegation in Tokyo this week.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Loos Tales May 22, 2017 A short recap from Range Rights and Resource Symposium this past weekend in Omaha. The real home run came with 2 young men 16 years old from Oklahoma.

Rural Route Radio May 22, 2017 Hank Vogler in fine form on this Monday. So why is it no one challenges the U.S. Fish and Wildlife to their authority? The only true authority they have is on international migratory animals?

Loos Trails and Tales May 22, 2017 Marty on Monday the Turd Burglar ask why a $10,000 reward for information on a Yellowstone wolf that was killed but would be no mention if it were a kid or another human being.

Click here to listen  (This link replaced Tuesday)



Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Dear Mr. Loos
After visiting with several producers yesterday, it seems they all have the same need, to reduce government red tape. We need to bombard our legislators with phone calls and emails, the Starbuck fire is a disaster, just like a hurricane, etc. If someone from another state calls and asked what they can do, tell them call your legislators, they need help. We live in the BEST place on earth, in my opinion and it has been continually proven this week. This is a place no one thinks about and the national media needs enlightened. The financial loss these men and women are facing is alarming. Tell your Congress men and women they need to raise the livestock and fence disaster programs limits. These producers can't wait a year for payment, this disaster money needs to be streamlined, NOW. Fences and livestock need replaced. For instance the Livestock indemnity program covers $125,000 per individual that does nothing for someone who lost 700 head of cows. This is literally the worst disaster I have ever seen, and it's in production agriculture. Without assistance many of these producers are in jeopardy of financial failure. Many have loans at the bank and now have minimal, if any, cattle to pay them off. Common sense and flexibility are key here for recovery, and I know those two things usually don't go with the government. Government has no business in fencing restrictions, the farmers and ranchers know what works here, they ARE the experts. Pray for rain, pray for producers at this stressful time, and God bless rural America. If you haven't shed a tear this week, come volunteer, if you can keep a dry eye, you're a better man than me.

Aaron Sawyers

Comanche County Ag Agent, Kansas

Friday, March 10, 2017

For Immediate Release

Talia Goes
March 8, 2017
Donating to State Fire Relief Funds
LINCOLN, NE (Mar. 8, 2017) - As fires blaze across Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado fellow cattlemen and women are battling to save their livelihoods. Fire relief funds have been set up for each area in the wake of the devastating fires. Currently there is a need for fencing supplies, feed, hay and trucking services. If you are able to help please see below, a list of how to donate to each area being affected. Please continue to say a prayer for those being affected.   


Kansas Livestock Association is organizing hay and fencing material donations for delivery to affected areas in Kansas. To make in-kind donations, call KLA at (785) 273-5115. Cash donations can be made through the Kansas Livestock Foundation (KLF), KLA's charitable arm, by going to
There is an immediate need for hay, feed, fencing supplies, individuals willing to provide trucking, etc. for the farmers and ranchers devastated by yesterday's fires. Donations should be taken to CHS Grainland in Haxtun. A loader and scale are both available, if needed. Contact Rick Unrein 970-520-3565 for more information about dropping off donations. Donations can also be dropped off at Justin Price's farm (11222 CR 7 Sedgwick, CO). For more information, please contact: Kent Kokes 970-580-8108, John Michal 970-522-2330, or Justin Price 970-580-6315.
If you would like to donate to this relief effort, you can do so by mail or online. Make checks payable to Oklahoma Cattlemen's Foundation and put "Fire Relief" in the memo line and send to P.O. Box 82395, Oklahoma City, OK 73148. To donate online, visit If you would like to donate hay or trucking services for hay, you can do so by contacting either the Harper County Extension Office at 580-735-2252 or Buffalo Feeders at 580-727-5530 to make arrangements or provide trucking services.

Multiple fires in the Texas Panhandle have burned more than 400,000 acres. As part of a coordinated response with multiple state agencies and emergency managers, Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association is soliciting hay donations. Two supply points have been established to collect donated hay. Each has been listed below. If you have hay that you can donate and transport to either supply point, please contact the location directly prior to transportation.

Supply Point 1
202 West Main
Lipscomb, TX 
Contact: J.R. Spragg
Office: 806-862-4601
Supply Point 2
301 Ball Park Drive
Pampa, TX
Contact: Mike Jeffcoat
Office: 806-669-8033

As more information becomes available Nebraska Cattlemen will keep people updated via social and media outlets. We are truly grateful for any efforts put forth by NC members to help our friends during this troubled time.

The Nebraska Cattlemen association serves as the representative for the state's beef cattle industry and represents professional cattle breeders, ranchers and feeders, as well as county and local cattlemen's associations. Its headquarters are in Lincoln with satellite offices around the state to best serve members.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Loos Trails and Tales Feb 10, 2017 Kimmi Lewis puts teeth in a bill that if passed ends rogue Federal Agents

Kimmi Lewis may be a freshman in the Colorado House of Representatives but she is wasting no time in sponsoring legislation that protects Coloradan's livelihoods. She joins Loos Trails and Tales today on why keeping the rogue federal agents in check is important

Click here to listen

Rural Route Radio Feb 10, 2017 Phil Lyman San Juan County Utah he is County Commission and shares the culture of evil within federal agencies like FBI and BLM

Dr. James Redd, LaVoy Finicum, Steven Shrader and the list goes on that are currently dead. The common denominator is FBI agent Dan Love who is currently under investigation for corruption. Oh wait he is also the key witness in the Bundy trial. Hollywood has never created a better drama than this sad true story from the West.

Please take the time to listen to this 48 minute broadcast about the horrors the federal agencies are bringing down on every day working class citizens of our nation.

Link below.
Reposted from The Free Range Report

GARRYOWEN, MT Following a fourth suicide subsequent to bullying and harassment by Bureau of Land Management law enforcement agents, Christopher Kortlander, the Founding Director of the Custer Battlefield Museum in Garryowen, MT, is speaking out.  Kortlander, himself the victim of two unwarranted Bureau of Land Management raids, says the intimidation and threats by teams of heavily-armed BLM law enforcement agents must end.
Link to entire press release

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Trent Loos – Ricketts fighting for Nebraska farm families
To keep agriculture strong, Nebraska has to become more competitive in the area of property taxes. Anyone living along the Kansas, South Dakota or Wyoming border can tell you how much higher their property taxes are in Nebraska than they are in bordering states.
If we’re going to make progress to address high property taxes, we need structural reform. This plan represents structural reform and is the next key step in addressing high ag land valuations which contributed to our current high property tax situation.
As a businessman, Governor Ricketts understands the importance of growing agriculture in our state. Working together, we can ensure that agriculture continues to grow, so Nebraska can continue to grow.
Nebraska families are suffering because of the high tax rates in our state, and LB338 sends a clear message to current and future generations of Nebraskan’s that out state government understands and working towards a solution.
I urge Nebraskans to write, call, and email their senators. If you want them to pass tax reform this year, you need to step up and take action.
Trent Loos
Loup City, NE

Friday, February 03, 2017

To: First Lady Mrs Melania Trump

First off I would like to share how privileged I feel as a 6th generation citizen of the United States to have you as our nation’s First Lady. Your style, intelligence and strength will serve all our nations young ladies as a tremendous role model. Your obvious commitment to your country and family is something to be admired.
With that said,  I wish to bring to your attention the strife of a salt of the earth ranching family from Harney County, OR that have been targeted with political objectives. 
Dwight and Stephen Hammond have been sentenced to 5 years in prison because they did the right thing in 2006. Early one morning, a lightning strike caused a fire to start on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) allotment the Hammond’s own grazing rights to. 
With BLM permission, they started a fire on their own property which ultimately did burn just over 120 acres. I would like to reference grazing handbook U.S. Code  Title 18 › Part I › Chapter 91 › § 1855 which speaks of willful intent to destroy federal owned property. Although it very clearly states said allotment owners have an exemption.
This section shall not apply in the case of a fire set by an allottee in the reasonable exercise of his proprietary rights in the allotment.
Because the three Obama appointees who actually filed the charges knew the Hammond’s could not be charged with a crime they chose to use another statute that in their own words was a “long shot.”
The Antiterrorism Act of 1996 was created to put teeth in the criminal prosecution of the terrorists of this country who willfully create actions of terrorism not simply using the very tools such as fire the BLM uses to manage the resources.
In 2012 these gentlemen were indeed convicted as terrorists against the United States because they started a fire that saved thousands of acres from destruction. 
I am writing this letter to you today because this family has suffered long enough. Stephen has spent 25 months in Federal Prison and his father Dwight is currently at 15 months both at Terminal Island, San Pedro, CA. 
Ma’m, we are a nation of laws. We are also a nation of compassionate understanding people. The family has submitted the required paperwork and submitted it through the proper channels for clemency. I might also add their own Harlan County Sheriff David Ward and neighboring Grant County Sheriff included letters with the submission on behalf of the Hammond family.
Without question they are guilty of not originally taking these charges seriously enough and anyone can clearly see the lack of proper defense by their attorney.
Without the knowledge of the Hammond family, I am asking you that as one who clearly understands the bond of a family and the strength that comes through adversity that you may inquire as to more about the real agenda that put these hard working family men in prison.
Rolling up our sleeves and Making America Great Again together!! Thank you for your time and consideration.
Trent Loos
Loup City, Nebraska
Member Trump Agriculture Committee
To the Honorable President Trump,
In rural counties in Oregon the federal agencies have taken control and turned much of Harney County into a Swamp. 
This picture is of my friend Susie Hammond. Her family's story is a typical story of Federal Government agencies overreach and abuse.
This is a link to a timeline of the Hammond family abuse:

From the article: 
"By the 1990’s the Hammonds were one of the very few ranchers who still owned private property adjacent to the refuge. Susie Hammond in an effort to make sense of what was going on began compiling facts about the refuge. In a hidden public record she found a study done by the FWS in 1975. The study showed the “no use” policies of the FWS on the refuge were causing the wildlife to leave the refuge and move to private property. The study showed the private property adjacent to the Malheur Wildlife Refuge produced four times more ducks and geese than the refuge.  The study also showed the migrating birds were 13 times more likely to land on private property than on the refuge. When Susie brought this to the attention of the FWS and refuge personnel, her and her family became the subjects of a long train of abuses and corruptions."
Many of the ranches were flooded out by the BLM/Malheur Wildlife Refuge and didn't have the heart and strength to fight big government.

Susie and family educated themselves to KNOW their rights, and then had the courage to stand up and declare their rights. For this---the federal agencies decided they must be punished.
This story is only the tip of the iceberg (corner of the swamp). In all of the Western counties, the ranchers and farmers are being driven out of business by unconstitutional federal regulations.
 Susie's husband Dwight, and son Steven are currently incarcerated, serving a 5 year sentence for "Terrorism" for burning grass on their allotment to control invasive weeds. 

Please pardon these men so they can go back to their ranch and their families.

Sir, I am pleased to see you making inroads in draining the swamp as you promised to do. Do not forget this corner of the swamp, the corner that raises good livestock to turn into beef steak. Our rural counties in Oregon need your help.

Elaine Smith
Retired rancher in Grant County Oregon

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Rural Route Radio for Feb 1, 2017

So why all the violence and protest in the past few years in the United States? Well my Rural Route Radio guest today Alice Lindsay Venter is married to man from South Africa. Lets just hope we are all wrong about this current erosion of property rights at home. Warning if you into Disney style fairy tales, don't listen.


Use them or lose them

I am very confident most people reading this would agree with me that the inaugural ceremonies that took place recently in Washington, D.C., were very invigorating.
When you have a president of the United States who included God as many times as Donald Trump did, along with sentiments that the nation’s control would be returned to “we the people,” how could you not be overly excited about our future?
Last week I had KrisAnne Hall, a veteran, an attorney and most importantly, a constitutionalist, on my Rural Route Radio program. We had an interesting conversation about how good things have gotten now. However, we both agreed on air that no matter what the thought process was in the White House, this country is only governed by the people IF the people are willing to step up and assume the responsibility to take the initiative.
Link to entire article in High Plains Journal

Including link:

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