• Ranchers Applaud Trump Administration’s Steps to Provide Permanent BLM Leadership

    WASHINGTON (June 26, 2020) – Kaitlynn Glover, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association executive director of natural resources and Public Lands Council executive director, today released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s intent to nominate William Perry Pendley as director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM): “We appreciate the President’s focus on providing […]

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  • Ranchers Criticize Senate for Irresponsible Passage of Land Grab Legislation

    WASHINGTON (June 17, 2020) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Executive Director of Natural Resources and the Public Lands Council Executive Director, Kaitlynn Glover, today released the following statement in response to the Senate passage of the Great American Outdoors Act: “Today’s passage of the Great American Outdoors Act is a disappointment to those who […]

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  • Senate Receives Letter from 48 Livestock and Natural Resource Groups Opposing the Great American Outdoors Act

    WASHINGTON (June 8, 2020) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) and many other affiliate organizations today wrote Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Energy and Natural Resources Chair Lisa Murkowski, and Energy and Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member […]

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  • Why Congress shouldn’t pass the Great American Outdoors Act

    Originally published in The Daily Sentinel If we learned anything from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is to become financially prepared for the unexpected — and to wash your hands often. As we care for both our personal and financial hygiene, we should expect the same from our elected officials as they set national budgets. Unfortunately, […]

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  • Behind COVID-19, Old Threats Linger

    Originally published in the Wyoming Livestock Roundup Public lands ranching is a bit like three-dimensional chess with a board that rotates after every move: you navigate markets, weather, and consumer preference, while dealing with the added – and often unexpected – challenges that come with operating on public lands. When COVID-19 swept through the United […]

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  • Letter from PLC President Bob Skinner

    Originally published in the Western Livestock Journal To my fellow public lands ranchers – In any typical year, you would be celebrating your new calf or lamb crop, having your first round of branding, or worrying about when it is going to rain. Instead, this year you are monitoring the markets and questioning what the […]

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  • Rancher Profile: Mark Roeber

    Those who have had the opportunity to marvel at the foot of the geographic feat truly understand the beauty of the West Elk Mountain range in Colorado. Winding trails give way to gorgeous views of western Colorado and cold creeks run clear all summer long. Yet, many who travel to the hot tourist destination stop […]

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  • Public Lands Council Praises Passage of Additional Funding for Relief Programs

    WASHINGTON (April 23, 2020) — Public Lands Council President Bob Skinner released the following statement praising the passage of the fourth legislative relief package that provides additional funds to critical assistance programs for cattle and sheep producers: “Federal lands ranchers play a major role in American agriculture, raising 60 percent of our nation’s sheep herd […]

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  • Livestock Groups Send Letter Advocating for Needs of Rural Healthcare Providers Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    DENVER (April 13, 2020) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) called on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today to request rural healthcare providers have resources and funding to properly respond to […]

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  • 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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