NCBA, PLC: Endangered Species Act is showing its age

· July 18, 2018

A bipartisan effort is underway to bring the Endangered Species Act into the 21st Century. The Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association have launched an online campaign to educate the public on the need for a modernized Endangered Species Act. The campaign, which focuses on the ranching industry, highlights the importance of […]

Cattlemen: Dumping Grizzly Bears into Washington not smart

· March 26, 2018

The Public Lands Council (PLC), National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), and the Washington Cattlemen’s Association (WCA) are not pleased with the Department of the Interior’s latest announcement in support of introducing Grizzly Bears in the Washington North Cascades. Last week U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke traveled to Sedro-Woolley, Washington, where he announced support […]

Ranchers get land back after Bears Ears reduction

· December 5, 2017

The White House has announced that the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments will be reduced in size. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and Public Lands Council said the announcement – which follows an extensive review of monument designations by the Department of Interior – is a clear win for rural communities who have […]

USDA issues $9.6B in farm safety net, conservation payments

· October 3, 2017

More than $9.6 billion in USDA farm safety net payments will soon be made to many producers affected by drought, wildfires, and hurricanes through the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC), and Conservation Reserve (CRP) programs. The USDA is issuing approximately $8 billion in payments under the ARC and PLC programs for the […]

Proposed amendment allows humane wild horse euthanasia

· July 21, 2017

An amendment to the Interior and Environment Appropriations bill that would allow for humane wild horse and burro euthanasia is just what western ranchers need according to the Public Lands Council (PLC) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). The amendment, sponsored by Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), would rein in burdensome regulations that failed to […]

NCBA: Ranchers get cattle grazing to prevent wildfire risk

· May 11, 2017

Grazing on public lands is essential to mitigate the risk of catastrophic wildfires. That’s why the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council kicked off a media and advertising campaign centered around a new website, GrazingPreventsWildfires and will run through May. “Coming off the wet winter we had across much of the west, […]

NCBA: Trump Admin needs to review Western land laws

· January 5, 2017

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) are ready for the Trump transition and they have a list of federal land management priorities for the new President’s administration to review right away. “Ranchers and other multiple-use interests in the West have been subjected to an almost wholesale shift in federal […]

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