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...

January 27, 2017

Donald J. Trump Sworn in as 45th President of the U.S. Budget Cuts & Sweeping Freezes on Regulatory Actions Proposed

At noon on Friday, January 20, Donald J. Trump took the oath of office to become the 45th President of the United States and Mike Pence was sworn in as t...

December 10, 2016

President Signs Massive Water Bill into Law

After overwhelming House (360-61) and Senate (78-21) passage, President Barack Obama signed the Water Infrastructure Investments for the Nation (WIIN) Act into law on December 16, 2016.

Late in the night of December 9, the Sena...

Special Western Drought Edition

Hydrologic Conditions, Watershed Health, "Regulatory" Drought and More....

Droughts come and go in the West. The larger issue, the underlying problem, is the ever-present and worsening shortage of water. Droughts only exacerbate water shor...

A "Historic" Day for the Family Farm Alliance
Reps Testify Before Three Congressional Hearings....in One Day

The Family Farm Alliance accomplished a rare feat earlier this month, when association representatives testified on three water-related policy matters before thr...

The Endangered Species Act in the West:
Western Governors' Efforts, Delta Smelt...and the Oregon Spotted Frog

As the latest initiative of the Western Governors Association (WGA) approaches completion, application of the federal Endangered Species Act continues to genera...

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