February 1, 2021

February 1, 2021 By Meghan Grebner

Ethan Lane with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says they anticipate a quick confirmation process.  “A benefit of having a Secretary and his team coming in who have already been there in a previous administration is they’re going to have a much shorter ramp-up period,” he says. (full article) 


January 29, 2021

January 29, 2021 By John Perkins

The USDA says the U.S. sheep, lamb, and goat inventory declined from 2020 to 2021. (full article)

Ranching by representation

January 29, 2021

01/29/21 3:28 PM By Niels Hansen

The Public Lands Council and Congress have something in common. PLC leadership and the Board of Directors is made up of people who were picked to represent the folks back home, just like those who make up both houses of Congress.  Regardless of the group or entity, anyone who is picked to represent others has the responsibility to work with the other representatives to find the common ground on as many issues as possible.  At PLC, this means sitting down with representatives from all the western states to find common principles, common challenges, and desired outcomes that represent the industry’s collective needs. (full article)

PLC Announcement Jan 2021

January 11, 2021

USDA’s Farm Service Agency is accepting Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) applications from January 6 through March 5, 2021. QLA aids producers who suffered eligible crop quality losses due to natural disasters occurring in calendar years 2018 and/or 2019.  producers who intend to claim non-grazing forage-related losses will need a verifiable nutrient test within 30 days of harvest to be eligible for quality loss occurring in 2018 and/or 2019.  See this fact sheet here for more information.