• Livestock Producers Encouraged by Report on National Monuments, Urge Swift Action from White House

    WASHINGTON (August 24, 2017) – The Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association were encouraged by the Department of the Interior’s report on National Monuments released today. The final report comes after an extensive review of Antiquities Act designations, ordered by President Trump, which included listening sessions in the field and a public […]

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  • Livestock Industry Reacts to Greater Sage Grouse Conservation Report

    WASHINGTON (August 7, 2017) – Today the Public Lands Council (PLC) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) issued the following statement after the release of the Department of the Interior report on Order 3353, “Greater Sage Grouse Conservation and Cooperation with Western States”: “During an initial review of the report, I was encouraged by […]

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  • NCBA, PLC on DC Circuit Court Decision on Gray Wolf: “Perfect Example of Need to Modernize Endangered Species Act”

    WASHINGTON (August 1, 2017) – Ethan Lane, executive director of the Public Lands Council and NCBA federal lands, today released the following statement in response to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision upholding the listing of the gray wolf in the Western Great Lakes Region: “Today’s ruling is a perfect example of the need to […]

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  • Ranchers Applaud U.S. Senate’s Confirmation of Bernhardt As Deputy Secretary of Interior

    WASHINGTON — Ethan Lane, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Executive Director, Federal Lands, and Executive Director of the Public Lands Council today released the following statement in response to the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of David Bernhardt to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior: “One of any Administration’s most important jobs is to staff key positions with knowledgeable, […]

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  • Livestock Producers Applaud Delisting of Yellowstone Grizzly Bear

    WASHINGTON (June 22, 2017) — Craig Uden, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and Dave Eliason, president of the Public Lands Council, today released the following statement in response to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s announcement that the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear is being delisted under the Endangered Species Act (ESA): “This is good news for […]

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  • Livestock Producers Support Nomination of Susan Bodine to Key EPA Enforcement Post

    WASHINGTON (June 12, 2017) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council today sent a letter to U.S. Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Thomas Carper (D-Del.) urging them to support the nomination of Susan Bodine to be the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) assistant administrator for the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance […]

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  • Rancher Calls on Congress to Address ‘Sue and Settle’ Abuse

    WASHINGTON (May 24, 2017) – If family ranching operations and rural economies are going to survive another generation, Congress must address the problem of so-called “sue and settle” abuse. That’s the message that Darcy Helmick, Land Manager for Simplot Land & Livestock, stressed to Congress in subcommittee testimony today. Helmick testified before the House Committee […]

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  • Arizona Rancher Calls on Congress to Relieve Rural America from an Increasing Regulatory Burden

    WASHINGTON (May 24, 2017) – Arizona rancher David Cook testified before the U.S. House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations today, calling on Congress to remove layers of red tape and bureaucracy that have become detrimental to the management and health of public lands. Specifically, Cook addressed the Federal Land Policy and Management Act […]

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  • Livestock Industry Calls for Relief from EPA’s Overly Burdensome Regulations

    WASHINGTON (May 16, 2017) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council filed comments this week to the EPA calling for immediate action on several burdensome regulations the agency put forward under previous Administrations. The groups said that the regulations, “inhibit job creation, are ineffective, are unnecessary, or impose costs that exceed […]

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  • DEADLINE EXTENDED: NCBA, PLC Accepting Fall Law Clerk Applications

    WASHINGTON (May 2, 2017) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council’s government affairs office in Washington, D.C., has extended the law clerk application deadline for the 2017 fall semester. The new deadline to submit an application for the position is June 1, 2017. NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall […]

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  • White House Takes Important First Step to Reining in the Antiquities Act

    WASHINGTON (April 26, 2017) – The Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association applaud the executive order signed today that calls for a review of designations made under the Antiquities Act by previous presidents. Dave Eliason, PLC president, said while the Act was intended to preserve Native American artifacts and areas of historical […]

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  • Secretary Zinke Headlines Public Lands Council Legislative Fly-in

    WASHINGTON (March 28, 2017) – U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke addressed the livestock grazing industry today during the annual Public Lands Council’s legislative fly-in, in Washington D.C. Secretary Zinke said the agency hasn’t been the best neighbor, but he will be holding the agency accountable and will restore trust in the department. “We’re […]

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  • President Signs Resolution to Repeal BLM Planning 2.0

    WASHINGTON (March 27, 2017) – President Trump today signed a congressional resolution directing the Bureau of Land Management to repeal their Planning 2.0 Rule. Wyoming rancher and NCBA and PLC member Joel Bousman was in attendance at the White House for the signing. Ethan Lane, executive director of PLC and NCBA federal lands, applauded the action and […]

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  • Cattlemen, Public Lands Council Hail Senate Passage of Resolution Rolling Back BLM Rule: “Strike Two for 2.0”

    WASHINGTON (March 7, 2017) – The Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association today hailed Senate passage of the resolution to repeal the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) Planning 2.0 Rule. Passage in the upper chamber takes the rule one step closer to the President’s desk and putting this damaging rule to rest […]

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  • Cattlemen, Public Lands Council Applaud Confirmation of Zinke for Interior Secretary

    WASHINGTON (March 1, 2017) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council today hailed the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Ryan Zinke to be the next U.S. Secretary of the Interior. “This is great news for America’s ranchers and cattle producers,” NCBA President Craig Uden said. “Ryan Zinke has an outstanding record advocating […]

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