Northern Ag Network
Northern Ag Network
Northern Broadcasting System    Northern News Network    Northern Sports Network
Search This Site...
Search This Site...
Public Lands Ranchers Gather in the Nation's Capital

Public Lands Ranchers Gather in the Nation's Capital

4/10/2018 3:02:00 PM/Categories: Popular Posts, General News, Today's Top 5, People in Ag, Livestock, National News

WASHINGTON DC (April 10, 2018) – Western cattle and sheep producers gathered in Washington, DC this week for the 2018 Public Lands Council (PLC) Legislative Conference. Conference attendees received updates on public lands ranching policy and provided insight and direction for current and future legislation impacting the industry.
 
“Congress and the Administration are debating issues that have serious impacts on public lands ranching,” said Dave Eliason, Utah public lands rancher and President of the PLC. “Now is the time for our industry to speak up. This week provided a platform for public lands ranchers to engage with key policymakers in Washington to communicate the needs of our industry.”
 
Conference attendees were briefed by lawmakers and agency personnel on a range of topics including the need for more reforms to the NEPA process, Land Use Plan Amendments for the Greater Sage Grouse, Endangered Species Act modernization, and other onerous environmental regulations. Speakers included: Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah-1), Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee; Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.-At-Large); Aurelia Skipwith, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife, and Parks; Brian Steed, Deputy Director of the Bureau of Land Management; Mike Hannemann, Range Program Manager for the U.S. Forest Service; and Jeff Small, Executive Director of the Congressional Western Caucus.
 
“The important role that grazing plays in responsible land management was reiterated by many key leaders, and the benefits of livestock on federal lands was also highlighted. Our industry has challenges ahead, but it is uplifting to know we have leadership in Congress and throughout governmental agencies that see the value in public lands ranching,” Eliason said.
 
Many attendees will spend the remainder of the week speaking with their congressional representatives about key issues directly impacting the ranching industry.
 
“I am extremely pleased to have my fellow public lands ranchers take time away from their operation to participate in experiences like these,” Eliason. “Engagement from ranch industry leaders truly helps shape the future of public lands grazing. When it comes to communicating about the issues most important to the industry, no one does it better than public lands ranchers.”
 
Public lands ranchers can learn more about the progress of these issues this September at PLC's 50th Annual Meeting in Park City, Utah. Interested attendees can visit www.publiclandscouncil.org to learn more.


                                                                                                      ### 

Picture: PLC


PLC represents public lands ranchers in Washington, D.C. Since 1968, PLC has worked with Congress and the federal land management agencies to maintain a stable business environment in which livestock producers can conserve the West and feed the nation and world. Visit www.publiclandscouncil.org to learn more.



 

Print
Tags:

Leave a comment

Name:
Email:
Comment:
Add comment

Name:
Email:
Subject:
Message:
x

Recent Ag News

Hill & Agency Visits Essential Part of Montana Farm Bureau D.C. Fly-In

7/18/2018 6:06:00 AM
Visiting with elected officials and meeting with agency personnel is a critical part of advocacy. When three Montana Farm Bureau members earned a trip back to the nation’s capital as part of the Advocacy and Action Incentive Program, they had an excellent opportunity not only to tour the Capitol and the White House, but to meet with their state’s Congressmen, visit with the major decision makers at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and glean critical information from American Farm Bureau’s public policy team. >> Read More
Article rating: No rating

Montana 4-H Ambassadors Announced

7/17/2018 2:44:00 PM

Recently, at the conclusion of the 2018 Montana 4-H Congress held on the campus of Montana State University a new batch of 4-H Ambassadors was announced. 


>> Read More
Article rating: No rating

MWBC Welcomes Two New Directors

7/17/2018 1:38:00 PM

Great Falls, Mont.— Governor Steve Bullock recently announced the appointment of two new directors to the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee (MWBC). Adam Carney of Scobey, will replace District 1 Director Buzz Mattelin of Culbertson, while Charlie Bumgarner of Belt, will replace District 5 Director Bruce Myllymaki of Stanford. Both Mattelin and Myllymaki are termed out, having served on the committee for 9 years.


>> Read More
Article rating: No rating

Livestock Groups Launch Media Campaign in Support of Barrasso Endangered Species Act Amendments of 2018

7/17/2018 8:55:00 AM
WASHINGTON (July 17, 2018) – The Public Lands Council (PLC) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) today launched an online campaign to educate the public on the need for a modernized Endangered Species Act. The campaign, which focuses on the ranching industry, highlights the importance of working landscapes in improving ecological services and achieving species conservation targets. >> Read More
Article rating: No rating

Montana Youth Shine at Little Britches National Finals Rodeo

7/16/2018 2:20:00 PM
More than 1200 Youth competitors from more than 30 states, including 20 contestants from Montana, were at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie OK to compete for championship honors and nearly $380,000 in awards and scholarships.  >> Read More
Article rating: No rating
RSS

Find Articles by Date

«July 2018»
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
38
15
19202122
23242526272829
303112345