Public Lands Articles

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Wade Garrett named Director of Public Policy at Utah Farm Bureau

11/12/2017

The Utah Farm Bureau is pleased to announce the hiring of Wade Garrett of Nephi as Director of Public Policy.

House Committee Moves Bill Requiring Transparency in Designation of National Monuments

10/26/2017

The House Natural Resources Committee has approved a bill that would restore Congress’ original intent in passing the Antiquities Act in 1906.

A Call for More Firefighting Cows & Sheep

7/27/2017

Grazing livestock is a valuable, proven tool to reduce the risk of wildfire.

U.S. House Passes Western Water Legislation: Includes Water Rights Protection Act

7/17/2017

The Water Rights Protection Act reaffirms the existing principle of federal law that recognizes the ability of states to confer water rights and acknowledges that the federal government will respect those lawfully acquired rights.

Pruitt, Zinke Visit State Farm Bureau Presidents

7/11/2017

Two high-ranking Trump administration officials – Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke – made guest appearances Tuesday morning in Washington during AFBF’s Council of Presidents.

Share Secretary Ryan Zinke Appoints Utah's Greg Sheehan as the Deputy Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

6/8/2017

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke recently announced the appointment of Greg Sheehan to the newly-created position of Deputy Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Farm Bureau Applauds Law to Restore Local Control of Federal Lands

3/29/2017

We are pleased that Congress passed and President Trump signed a law to overturn the flawed ‘Planning 2.0’ rule issued by the Bureau of Land Management.

Governor’s office expands to assist in public lands issues

3/14/2017

Legal Counsel for the Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office or PLPCO was created through the legislature to give the PLPCO office greater access to public lands counties.

Farm Bureau Welcomes Zinke Confirmation

3/6/2017

Ryan Zinke’s confirmation as secretary of the Interior Department earlier last week was welcomed by Farm Bureau

House Passes Resolution to Halt BLM Planning Rule

2/20/2017

The House recently approved a Farm Bureau-supported resolution (H.J. Res. 44) to stop an Obama administration rule that would weaken the influence of local and regional officials on Bureau of Land Management decisions.

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