Public Lands Articles




Farm Bureau Applauds Law to Restore Local Control of Federal Lands


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


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


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


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’


List includes priority areas for 2017 Utah legislative session

National Monument decisions require greater oversight


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


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

Reps Bishop & Chaffetz introduce Utah Public Lands Initiative & Utah PLI Partner Act


Utah Farm Bureau continues to work with the bill sponsors to strengthen the livestock grazing language and protection of the state’s sovereign waters and privately held water rights within the public lands addressed in the PLI.

Public Lands Summit of the West to be held in Las Vegas


Utah Farm Bureau members may be interested in the Public Lands Summit of the West. Public lands issues are controversial and there is a great deal of misunderstanding about the law, history, and policies of public lands.

Utah Farm Bureau Hosts Grazing Rights Conference in Richfield


The Utah Farm Bureau recently hosted a conference outlining the rights and responsibilities of ranchers. The conference was well attend, from ranchers and public land managers from throughout the state attending. However, for those who were unable to attend, video archives are now available, courtesy of The County Seat television program.