50 Years of Public Lands Ranching

July 18, 2018

Ethan Lane talks to Jeff “Tigger” Erhardt with the Working Ranch Radio Show to discuss the importance of public lands ranching and celebrate the Public Lands Council’s 50th anniversary. Ethan’s interview begins at 15:45. To listen to the radio show, click here.

Ag Groups Cheer Senate Passage of Farm Bill

July 3, 2018

Carol Ryan Dumas : Capital Press

Groups representing U.S. farmers are applauding the Senate’s strong bipartisan approval of its farm bill that passed last week in an 86-11 vote.  In statements issued to the press, many noted the Senate’s passage brings farmers one step closer to much needed certainty in a time of financial stress and an unknown export outlook. They also urged Senate and House members to quickly find common ground to strengthen the farm safety net. (full article)


May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018Source: USDA news release

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded the removal of a burdensome regulation that has long plagued family farms.  (full article)

Grazing is a sensible fire suppression tool that benefits everyone

May 4, 2018

by John Nalivka: May 4, 2018

Forage is the foundation of the beef industry. Consequently, any event that impacts forage supplies is critical to analyzing the industry’s well-being – drought being one of those. In 2011 and 2012, we saw the impact of two major back-to-back droughts on the beef industry. Another factor that critically impacts forage supplies and often much more, is wildfires. Whether started by lightning or human caused, the impact of wildfires on ranches grazing cattle on federal lands in the Western U.S. can be significant or even devastating to the operation. (full article)