Little on PLC
The Public Lands Council is celebrating it's 50th anniversary this year.
The PLC has actively represented the cattle and sheep producers who hold public lands grazing permits, and they now have a very powerful ally in the west. It's one of the PLC's former presidents, who is today waking up as the new Governor of Idaho, Brad Little.
Little recently spoke about the importance of ranchers getting together for the benefit of all in the livestock industry.
"Ranchers are indispensable in the successful management of our public lands. Unlike government administrators, who are only there for a few years, ranchers have been on the land for generations," said Little, a third-generation rancher testifying on behalf of the State of Idaho, the Public Lands Council, and the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.
"If ranchers are regulated off, our country loses the most effective and efficient public lands managers, and the private in-holdings are likely sold for development."
Little - who is a 3rd generation rancher himself - has often discussed the role of livestock grazing on Federal Lands and its importance to rural america.