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Guest Opinion: Ranch buying spree has negative impact on Montana taxpayers


January 5, 2022

The ink is dry on another historic cattle ranch in the Upper Missouri River Breaks consumed by the non-profit organization American Prairie Reserve (APR).  With a deal to acquire the 73 Ranch, another piece of Montana’s history and leading industry has been gobbled up by the billionaires that fund APR, at the expense of Montana taxpayers. 

Non-profits claiming to be conservationists rob taxpayers in a couple of different ways.  Donations to APR to purchase ranch property come with lucrative tax deductions.  With their privileged tax status, every dollar APR receives leaves our govern...

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