• USDA Invests an Additional $211 Million for Sage Grouse Conservation Efforts

    WASHINGTON (August 27, 2015) – Today, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the Natural Resources Conservation Service will continue its partnership with ranchers to invest in efforts for the conservation of Sage Grouse habitat. The four-year strategy will invest approximately $211 million in conservation efforts on public and private lands throughout the 11 Western states. The […]

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  • NCBA and PLC Join with Coalition to File Suit against EPA and Army Corps

    WASHINGTON (July 2, 2015) – Today, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and Public Lands Council, along with other producer and land use groups, filed a complaint in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas against the EPA and Army Corps over their “waters of the United States” final rule. “The WOTUS rule remains […]

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  • Ranchers Reject Federal Bureaucrats Unsubstantiated Answer to Managing Sage Grouse

    WASHINGTON (June 29, 2015) – The Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service recently finalized their Environmental Impacts Statements (EISs) for resources management and land use plans, claiming a need for more restrictive management for sage grouse on federal lands. The Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association filed formal protests today […]

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  • Capital Issues Newsletter: June/July 2015

    Jun-July2015 Capital Issues – FINAL

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  • Federal Spending Bill Includes Important Provisions for Producers

    WASHINGTON (June 16, 2015) – The House Interior appropriations bill passed through committee today 30 to 21. The Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association strongly support the bill, which allocates how federal dollars are spent for the Department of Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, and related agencies during fiscal year 2016. The bill […]

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  • EPA Writes off Rural America, Finalizes Proposed “Waters of the US” Rule

    WASHINGTON (May 27, 2015) – “Nothing left unregulated” is the apparent motto of the Environmental Protection Agency. Today, the Agency finalized its “Waters of the United States” proposed rule, which unilaterally strips private property rights and adds hundreds of thousands of stream miles and acres of land to federal jurisdiction. Under the guise of clarifying […]

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  • Defense Bill Passes with ESA Provisions on Sage Grouse and Prairie Chicken

    WASHINGTON (May 15, 2015) – Language to block the listing of the greater sage grouse passed the House today as part of the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act. The Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association applaud the House for working to prevent an arbitrary listing that would have significant negative […]

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  • NCBA and PLC Statement on House Passage of the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act

    WASHINGTON (May 12, 2015) – Statement by NCBA President and Chugwater, Wyoming, cattleman Philip Ellis on the House passage of H.R. 1732 Regulatory Integrity Protection Act by a vote of 261 to 155; to withdraw the proposed “waters of the United States” rule: “We commend the members of the House on taking this action to protect America’s […]

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  • House Committee Calls for Repeal of WOTUS

    WASHINGTON (April 15, 2015) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council applaud the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for sending a clear message to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers that the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule is an expansion of federal jurisdiction that strips rights […]

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