• PLC Announces 2021 Legislative Conference

    WASHINGTON (Feb. 23, 2021) – The Public Lands Council (PLC) today announced their 2021 Legislative Conference is being held virtually March 23-25, 2021. This is the perfect opportunity for livestock producers to learn more about the federal policymaking process, with no cost to attend. Join PLC volunteer leaders, staff, and affiliates for legislative strategy sessions […]

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    Niels Hansen: The Seasons Change, The Mission Does Not

    Originally published at Wyoming Livestock Roundup. 10/10/2020 By Niels Hansen As we move through the changing of the seasons, we see everything around us preparing for winter. These changes have been going on forever and will continue regardless of what some people think. Everyone is moving forward with the fall work of moving the stock […]

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    Niels Hansen: Ranching by representation

    Originally published at AgriPulse. 01/29/21, 3:28 PM By Niels Hansen In the wake of one of the most challenging days America has ever seen and an election season that divided the country, I have been inundated with calls, texts, and posts from friends, neighbors, and colleagues. To say emotions are at an all-time high is […]

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  • PLC Debuts New Policy Committee Structure And Leadership

    WASHINGTON (Feb. 2, 2021) – The Public Lands Council (PLC) today announced a new policy committee structure for public lands ranchers to develop and shape policy. The announcement also includes identification of new Chairs and Vice Chairs who will be vital to advancing policy for public lands ranchers in Washington, D.C. “PLC has always been […]

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  • PLC Welcomes Opportunity To Show Biden Administration, Ranchers Are The Original Conservationists

    WASHINGTON (Jan. 27, 2021) – The Public Lands Council (PLC) Executive Director Kaitlynn Glover, today released the following statement in response to the Biden Administration issuing executive orders that involve climate change and land conservation: “Public lands ranchers truly are the original conservationists and their carefully-managed grazing programs are designed to facilitate healthy cattle and […]

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  • Ranchers Ready To Work With Tom Vilsack As USDA Secretary

    WASHINGTON (Dec. 10, 2020) – The Public Lands Council (PLC) today released the following statement in response to the expected nomination of Tom Vilsack as the next U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary: “Livestock producers have a long history of working with Former Secretary Vilsack at the Department of Agriculture. Few have the breadth and depth […]

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  • Ranchers Congratulate Rep. McMorris Rodgers On House Energy And Commerce Leadership Selection

    WASHINGTON (Dec. 3, 2020) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) today released the following statement in response to Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) being selected as Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee: “Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers is a lifetime supporter of the cattle industry and it is […]

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  • Livestock Groups Congratulate Westerman On HNR Leadership Selection

    WASHINGTON (Dec. 3, 2020) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) today released the following statement on the selection of Rep. Bruce Westerman to be the House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member: “Congratulations to Congressman Westerman for being chosen to lead his peers on the Natural Resources Committee. His forestry […]

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  • Ranchers Cheer For Newly Elected Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse

    WASHINGTON (Nov. 24, 2020) – The Public Lands Council (PLC) today released the following statement in response to Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA-04) being unanimously elected as Chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus: “From Washington state to Washington D.C., Representative Newhouse has been a legislative champion for public lands ranchers and the natural resources upon which […]

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  • NCBA & PLC Secure NEPA Improvements For Livestock Producers

    WASHINGTON (Nov. 18, 2020) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Executive Director of Natural Resources and the Public Lands Council (PLC) Executive Director Kaitlynn Glover today released the following statement on the U.S. Forest Service’s (USFS) final rule to update the agency’s National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations: “Today’s announcement represents decades of work […]

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  • Ranchers Praise Interior Secretary Bernhardt Reining In Land Grab Law

    WASHINGTON (Nov. 13, 2020) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) today released the following statement in response to Interior Department Secretary David Bernhardt’s Secretarial Order on the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) that requires written support from local governments for any land or water acquisition: “The LWCF was […]

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  • Livestock Producers Hail Finalized USFWS Rule Delisting Gray Wolf

    WASHINGTON (Oct. 29, 2020) – Today, leaders from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) joined Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Aurelia Skipwith in Minnesota to mark the historic announcement that gray wolves in the contiguous 48 United States have fully […]

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  • PLC Recognizes 2020 Rangeland Stewardship And Sagebrush Steppe Stewardship Award Winners

    WASHINGTON (Oct. 20, 2020) – The Public Lands Council (PLC) today released the following statement recognizing recipients of the 2020 Rangeland Stewardship and Sagebrush Steppe Stewardship awards. These annual awards are given by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to those who have displayed exemplary land management and conservation practices. Recipients of the 2020 Rangeland Stewardship […]

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  • Livestock Producers Celebrate Legislation To Protect Calves And Lambs From Vultures

    WASHINGTON (Oct. 1, 2020) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) today released the following statement in response to the House of Representatives passing bipartisan legislation to protect livestock from predation, compensate livestock producers who experience depredation by federally protected species, and fund methods to reduce conflicts between humans and […]

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  • PLC Announces 2020 Grant Recipients: WRLC And ICA

    WASHINGTON (Sept. 28, 2020) – The Public Lands Council (PLC) today released the following statement announcing the Western Resources Legal Center (WRLC) and the Idaho Cattle Association (ICA) as recipients of grant funding from PLC for the upcoming fiscal year. Both WRLC and ICA submitted successful applications for PLC grant funding that is set aside […]

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