November 29, 2018

A Split Congress: Implications for Western Irrigators

The results of the 2018 mid-term elections – where the Democratic Party won the majority in the House, and the Republican Party slightly increased its majority in the Senate – will likely have implications for Wester...

October 31, 2018

 President Signs Executive Memo on Western Water

The Family Farm Alliance and other Western agricultural organizations earlier this month applauded President Trump for taking the unusual move of issuing an executive memorandum intended to reduce regulatory burdens and p...

September 28, 2018

Alliance Engages in
Three-Front ESA Reform Effort

The Family Farm Alliance is active on three fronts regarding legislative and administrative efforts to modernize the federal Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA).


The  Alliance and hundreds of other organizations represe...

October 30, 2017

Wildfires Scorch the West

Alliance supports Senate wildfire prevention bill

The most expensive and destructive wildfire year on record continues in California as end-of-the-month temperatures climbed into the triple-digits. Already, national wildfire suppression costs ha...

September 29, 2017

Agency Reorganization and New Leadership

Administrative changes will impact Western resource policies

The Trump Administration is quietly but assertively making changes to key departments that implement policies impacting the activities of Western agricultural producers....

September 19, 2017

Feds Seek Input on Regulatory Reform

Alliance Developing Recommendations for Multiple Agencies

While much of the national media focus in recent months has been on Russian conspiracy, North Korean nuclear threats and Capitol Hill battles over Obamacare, federal agencies h...

August 1, 2017

Trump FWS Conditionally Supports GOP-Backed Endangered Species Act Modernization Bills

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) at a House hearing earlier this month supported parts of five Endangered Species Act (ESA) reform bills introduced by Republicans. Greg Sheeha...

Farmer Lobbyists Fly in to Washington, D.C.

Focus on environmental laws, farm bill, infrastructure

A group of Family Farm Alliance members earlier this month hit the halls of Congress and agency conference rooms in downtown Washington, D.C., meeting with Trump Administra...

Diverse Western Interests Find Common Ground

Coalition reaches agreement on conservation, ESA platform

A recent letter signed on to by several Western agricultural and conservation groups demonstrates that constructive interests can find common ground on volatile issues...

April 30, 2017

President Trump Issues Executive Order on Agriculture

The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture on April 25 joined President Trump for a “Farmers Roundtable” at the White House to address issues facing the American agriculture community, as the president signed an Executive Ord...

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