The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) calls the reduction in size of two national monuments earlier this week a return of common sense to environmental stewardship. AFBF congressional relations director Ryan Yates says the announcement reduces restricted use of federal lands.
The two designations have historically impacted agriculture in a negative way.
Moving forward, Yates says any decision to designate a national monument should go through a public process, and require a balance of use.
That’s AFBF congressional relations director Ryan Yates.
Image credit: Cliff formations at Bears Ears National Monument/courtesy National Forest Service
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.