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December 6, 2016

BLM Releases Flawed Planning Rule in the Closing Days of President’s Term

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November 29, 2016

NCBA Highlights Successful Voluntary Conservation Efforts

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November 22, 2016

End-of-Year Sage Grouse Outlook

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Ethan Lane, Executive Director of the Public Lands Council and NCBA Federal Lands, discusses the importance of the Sage Grouse Provision remaining in the National Defense Authorization Act.

November 5, 2016

Post-Election Look Ahead

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With the election behind us, Craig Uden, NCBA President Elect, talks about what this change means for cattlemen and women.

November 8, 2016

TPP Moves Ahead in Japan

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As the Japanese Diet prepares to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Kent Bacus, NCBA Director of International Trade, discusses what this move means for U.S. passage of the agreement.

November 1, 2016

OIG Finds BLM Wild Horse and Burro Act Out of Compliance

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