Public Lands Articles

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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.

Utah Farm Bureau Lists ‘Issues to Watch For in 2017’

2/5/2017

List includes priority areas for 2017 Utah legislative session

National Monument decisions require greater oversight

1/26/2017

Farm Bureau has spearheaded a coalition with vital interests in protecting the multiple uses of the nation’s public lands, urging President Trump improve accountability and transparency in the designation of national monuments.

Statement by Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding Nomination of Ryan Zinke to Interior

12/15/2016

Statement by Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding Nomination of Ryan Zinke to Interior

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