Almost half of the land in the western United States is owned by the Federal Government, compared to only 4 percent of land east of the Mississippi. Obviously, there is a story to tell on this topic.

Dirt Road Discussions visited with an online panel consisting of Amanda Kaster, Director of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation; Keith Hamilton, a fourth-generation rancher and farmer from Wyoming; and Ben Menges, a fifth-generation farmer from Arizona.
With host Cam Hammond and Ott Clark, the panel takes us through an honest conversation about the pros, cons, victories, frustrations, benefits, and limitations of living near and working on these federal lands. If you don’t know what federal lands are, no worries. They will explain that, too.
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