• NCBA and PLC Pleased To See Ranchers and Farmers’ Input Adopted In 30×30 Guidelines

    WASHINGTON (May 6, 2021) – Today, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and Public Lands Council (PLC) recognized the inclusion of agricultural producers’ recommendations in the Biden administration’s conservation goals report. The report details the administration’s approach to conserving 30 percent of the nation’s land and waters by the year 2030 — an initiative previously called 30×30 […]

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  • Cattle Rancher to Congress: Active Management Necessary to Curb Wildfires

    WASHINGTON (April 29, 2021) – Today, fifth-generation California cattle producer Dr. Dave Daley testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands. Daley shared his expertise on wildfire management as an experienced cattlemen, longtime educator, and survivor of the 2020 Bear Fire in Butte County, Calif. He serves as Chair of the […]

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    Niels Hansen: Avoid Communication Drought During Dry Years

    Originally published: Wyoming Livestock Roundup  04/09/21 By Niels Hansen Like many of you, I received the dreaded, but expected, drought letter from the BLM or Forest Service not too long ago. Content of the letters vary from state to state, but all of the letters tell you the range conditions are dry and there may […]

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  • PLC Fosters Dialogue at Legislative Conference

    WASHINGTON (March 26, 2021) — This week, the Public Lands Council (PLC) convened a virtual legislative conference. Hosted virtually for the first time this year, the annual event gave attendees an opportunity to hear directly from Members of Congress, policy experts, scientists, and other industry professionals, and discuss solution-oriented partnerships. “Each year, the PLC Legislative […]

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  • Mark Roeber: Grazing as a solution in the climate conversation

    Originally published: Western Livestock Journal 03/05/2021 by Mark Roeber As the climate change conversation around the country ramps up, it seems like you can’t pick up a newspaper or go on the Internet without seeing it front and center. Historically, agriculture has been a target in this conversation. Instead of having a seat at the […]

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  • 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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