• In the Midst of a Global Crisis, Agriculture Can Shine

    Originally published in the Western Livestock Journal The COVID-19 pandemic shuffled priorities for individuals around the globe. Hospitals feel the stretch of sick patients, telling some sick individuals to stay at home. Congress has focused their attention to assisting the country through a series of aid packages. Some national parks have even closed their gates. […]

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  • Public Lands Council Cancels 2020 Legislative Conference

    Following the temporary closure of the U.S. Capitol to the public, and pursuant to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations regarding large gatherings amid the COVID-19 novel coronavirus outbreak, Public Lands Council (PLC) officials announced the cancellation of the upcoming 2020 Legislative Conference. “PLC prioritizes the safety of Legislative Conference attendees,” said PLC […]

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  • Ranchers Oppose LWCF Bill, Advise Congress to Weigh Consequences of the Legislation

    WASHINGTON (March 9, 2020) – Public Lands Council (PLC) Executive Director and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Executive Director of Natural Resources Kaitlynn Glover today released the following statement in response to the introduction of the Great American Outdoors Act: “NCBA and PLC support efforts to create a strong future for our country’s public lands. […]

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  • Ranchers Applaud Senate Confirmation Of MacGregor To Deputy Secretary Of The Interior

    WASHINGTON (Feb. 25, 2020) – Public Lands Council (PLC) Executive Director and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Executive Director of Natural Resources, Kaitlynn Glover today released the following statement in response to today’s confirmation by the United States Senate of Katharine MacGregor to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior: “Throughout her career, Kate MacGregor has […]

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  • National Groups Applaud Court Ruling in Favor of Wild Horse Gathers and Multiple-Use

    WASHINGTON (February 14, 2020) – Public Lands Council (PLC) Executive Director and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Executive Director of Natural Resources, Kaitlynn Glover, today released the following statement in response to a ruling in a case related to the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. This week, Chief Judge Beryl Howell of the U.S. […]

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  • Western Ranchers Welcome President’s Proposed Interior Budget

    WASHINGTON (Feb. 10, 2020) – Public Lands Council (PLC) Executive Director Kaitlynn Glover today released the following statement in response to the publication of the President’s fiscal year 2021 budget for the Department of the Interior: “The President has once again demonstrated his Administration’s commitment to rural America and our public lands. The proposed fiscal […]

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  • Ranchers Urge Congress to Oppose Voluntary Grazing Permit Retirement Act

    WASHINGTON (January 31, 2019) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and Public Lands Council (PLC) announced opposition to H.R. 5737, the Voluntary Grazing Permit Retirement Act, introduced yesterday by Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA). The bill would require federal land management agencies to permanently end livestock grazing on any allotments where the current permittee has […]

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  • Ranchers Praise USFWS Action To Reform Migratory Bird Treaty Act

    WASHINGTON (Jan. 30, 2020) – Kaitlynn Glover, Public Lands Council (PLC) executive director and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) executive director of natural resources, today released the following statement in response to a proposed rule from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service codifying a 2017 Solicitor’s Opinion. M-37050 revised the interpretation of incidental take under […]

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  • Public Lands Council Names Glover as Executive Director

    WASHINGTON (Jan. 27, 2020) – The Public Lands Council (PLC), a national trade association representing 22,000 ranchers who raise cattle and sheep on federal land, today announced that Kaitlynn Glover joined the organization as its executive director. In this role, Glover will serve as the chief lobbyist for the organization, representing cattle and sheep producers […]

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  • Public Lands Council Opens 2020 Legislative Conference Registration

    WASHINGTON (January 14, 2020) – The Public Lands Council (PLC) opened registration for its 2020 Legislative Conference in Washington March 30 – 31. The annual conference brings western cattle and sheep producers from across the West to the nation’s capital to discuss key issues impacting the federal lands ranching industry and provides a platform for […]

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    Ranchers Applaud Announcement of New NEPA Rules

    WASHINGTON (Jan. 9, 2020) – Ranchers across the country today hailed an announcement by President Trump that his Administration will promulgate new regulations to implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). “Over time, NEPA has evolved into a complex web of onerous processes and bureaucratic red tape,” said fifth-generation Oregon rancher and Public Lands Council […]

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  • Niels Hansen: The End of a Decade

    Christmas, by nature, provides a time to take account of the blessings we have enjoyed over the past year with our family, friends and the life we lead living and working on the land. I and many other ranchers are in a better place today than we were twelve months ago. Private land or public, […]

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  • Livestock Producers Applaud Skipwith Confirmation, Encourage Vote on Pending Nominees

    WASHINGTON (Dec. 12, 2019) – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Jennifer Houston and Public Lands Council (PLC) President Bob Skinner today issued the following statements in response to the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Aurelia Skipwith as the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: “Aurelia Skipwith possesses a keen understanding of industry and […]

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  • 2020 Nick Theos Scholarship Application Opens, Students Encouraged to Apply

    WASHINGTON (December 10, 2019) – The Public Lands Council (PLC) today opened the application period for 2020 Nick Theos Scholarships. The scholarships provides students with a passion for the western livestock industry an opportunity to attend the 2020 PLC Spring Legislative Conference, held March 30-31, 2020 in Washington, D.C. The PLC Legislative Conference brings together […]

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  • Ultimate Gift Guide for Public Lands Ranchers

    Christmas is just around the corner, and we have the inside scoop! Whether shopping for those young or old, or for presents big or small, our public-lands-rancher-approved gift guide is sure to spark inspiration for the cattle or sheep producer on your list! Gorgeous Gloves We know too well the harsh winters of PLC country […]

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