Sensitive Species Articles

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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.

 Leopold Conservation Award® Program Seeks Utah Nominees

4/17/2017

Sand County Foundation, Utah Farm Bureau Federation, Western AgCredit and the Utah Cattlemen’s Association, are accepting applications for the 2017 Leopold Conservation Award, which honors Utah farmers and ranchers who demonstrate exemplary stewardship and management of natural resources.

What Pruitt Hopes to Achieve as Head of EPA

3/8/2017

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told AFBF last week that he wants to ensure the EPA follows statutes set by Congress.

 Washington Post: AFBF Supports Postponement of Endangered Species Listing

2/27/2017

Yates, a director of congressional relations, discussed the postponement of the rusty patched bumblebee endangered species listing, saying AFBF is “pleased that the administration is taking a second look.”

The Buzz on Endangered Species Act Reform

2/20/2017

While the FWS claims the listing will help protect the bee species, what does the first-ever addition of a bee species in the continental U.S. to the endangered species list mean?

 U.S. Farmers: GMO Crops Help Reduce Inputs and Enhance Conservation

12/15/2016

New survey from U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance and National Corn Growers Association finds protecting the environment as a top concern for today's farmers.

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

 Jerrold Richins Named 2016 Utah Leopold Conservation Award® Recipient

11/29/2016

Jerrold Richins of Summit County has been named the winner of the 2016 Leopold Conservation Award in Utah

Farm Bureau Urges Support for H.R. 5685, the Farm Regulatory Certainty Act

8/1/2016

Farm Bureau is urging support for H.R. 5685, the Farm Regulatory Certainty Act, which clarifies congressional intent regarding the inappropriate application of regulations under the Resources Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 to agricultural nutrient management.

RFD-TV Features Utah FB’s Randy Parker in Sage Grouse Story

7/24/2016

Utah Farm Bureau CEO Randy Parker was recently interviewed on RFD-TV about partnering with AFBF in a lawsuit to stop overreach regarding the Greater Sage Grouse. Utah FB and AFBF asked a federal district court in Utah to overturn a host of illegal land-use restrictions hampering ranchers in the western states.

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