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AFBF Hails National Monument Reforms

Dan Industry News Release

national monumentThe 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.