5/16/2017 6:57:00 PM/Categories: Popular Posts, Original, Today's Top 5, Livestock, Ag Issues, State Government
As originally reported on Northern Ag Network, livestock associations are alarmed by a recent item in the FY 2017 Department of Interior Appropriations bills. A letter sent by the livestock groups stated that "buried in the hundreds of pages of bill and report language is Section 122 which creates a new, Congressionally-authorized Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Foundation. This Foundation was championed by Obama Administration officials like former Secretary Sally Jewell and BLM Director Neil Kornze."
Northern Ag Network's Lane Nordlund spoke with the Public Lands Council's Ethan Lane about the situation.
Click the play arrow to listen to the conversation.
Here is the official letter sent to members of congress.
Picture: PLC and BLM
2017 Northern Ag Network/PLC/ASI/NCBA
During President Donald Trump’s address to the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention last week in Nashville, he committed to enhancing access to rural broadband. After his address, President Trump signed two executive orders in regards to rural broadband internet to speed up the building of infrastructure to provide reliable broadband in the countryside.
The Montana Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI) is accepting applications for mini-grants and demonstration projects. The mini-grants will provide funding for educational events throughout the year and support partners and organizations with an interest in the conservation, education, and awareness of grazing lands and natural resources in Montana.