From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.
United States Cattlemen’s Association Tuesday announced its support for Congressman Ryan Zinke, the nominee by President Donald Trump to the Secretary of Interior position. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved President Trump’s nominee for the position by a vote of 16-6 on January 31st. Zinke will now go before the full Senate, where a confirmation vote will likely take place in the next few weeks. USCA President Kenny Graner Tuesday penned a letter supporting Zinke, saying USCA is confident he “will continue to serve the best interests of all stakeholders.” Zinke is a Republican U.S. Representative from Montana, and has previously served as a member of the House Committee on Natural Resources. USCA says cattle producers, who are one of the many vested stakeholders and users of public lands, need a voice that “will balance the needs of both U.S. ranchers and the natural resources at hand.”The