Creating Opportunities for Wyoming Ranchers and Farmers


Wyoming’s agricultural industry is crucial to our economy and our way of life. Producing the food our nation needs and contributing almost $2 billion annually to the state’s economy, our farmers and ranchers are putting food on the tables of American families; unfortunately, they need relief from burdensome federal regulations and an out-of-control federal bureaucracy..

Washington bureaucrats will side with radical environmentalists to enact a regulatory regime that will cripple the industry.  From enacting Green New Deal principles, expanding NEPA, to reintroducing Waters of the US, there is no shortage of harmful policies that the Democrats will not support.  

Wyoming farmers and ranchers need to be able to access new and competitive markets.  Passage of USMCA has helped facilitate this, but more needs to be done to limit the size and scope of the federal government in order to facilitate commerce. 

As Wyoming’s representative in Congress, Liz has led the effort to defend and promote Wyoming agriculture.

 

What Liz Has Done:

Introduced the Expanding Markets for State-Inspected Meat Processors Act, legislation that will allow for interstate commerce of state inspected meat.

Introduced the Increasing Access and Multiple Use Act, Legislation allowing vacant grazing allotments to be made available to grazing permit holders.

Cosponsored the Livestock Risk Management and Education Act, legislation that directs the Department of Agriculture to provide competitive grants to improve the farm management knowledge and skills of livestock producers.

Cosponsored the Real MEAT Act, legislation that would clearly define “beef” and “beef products” on labels so they are not confused with the growing plant-based meat alternative products.

Signed on to letters to the Department of Justice and Department of Agriculture requesting an investigation into the JBS acquisition of Mountain States Rosen, a lamb processing plant in Greeley, Colo

Strongly Supported all efforts for the Wyoming’s cattle, sheep, and crop industries to receive funding under the CARES Act.

Signed onto a WY Delegation letter to Nancy Dragana, FEMA Regional Administrator supporting the application from the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security for the FEMA Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant program. The funds would be used to provide a permanent fix for the 2019 collapse of Tunnel #2 along the Fort Laramie Canal.

Signed onto a letter to acting USDA Secretary, Kevin Shea, on the Scrapies Import Rule

Cosponsored HR.286, the Managing Predators Act, which gives states the authority to manage the populations of gray wolves and to determine if the wolves are endangered or threatened species.

Cosponsored HR. 5218, which would grant categorical exclusion authority for certain forest management activities such as fuels reduction, resilience, and reforestation on all National Forest System lands.

Signed onto a letter to Vicki Christiansen, U.S. Forest Service, expressing concern over Black Hill National Forest’s proposal to reduce their timber sale program.

Cosponsored the MORE USDA Act, which would revise the process for awarding grants under USDA programs for counties with less than 100,000 people and more than 50% federal land ownership.

Signed onto a letter expressing strong opposition to any provisions that would prohibit under any circumstance inspection of horse meat under the Federal Meat Inspection Act.

Signed onto a letter to the Appropriations Committee on Agriculture to express strong support for funding the Rural Utilities Services (RUS) Electric Loans at the same level as last year.

Signed onto a letter asking the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the Wolf-Livestock Loss Demonstration Program. This program providers ranchers a small fraction of the value that they lose when their livestock is killed by a wolf.

Signed onto a letter to House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies asking that they restore funding to the House-passed $15 million for the Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service (APHIS) for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) cooperative agreements with state wildlife agencies.

Cosponsored the Agriculture Intelligence Measures Act – Legislation that sets up an Office of Intelligence in Department of Agriculture, responsible for ensuring we are aware of threats to U.S Agriculture from foreign and domestic actors, understanding foreign attempts to steal US Agriculture technology, and understanding foreign efforts to sabotage or disrupt US Ag through biological warfare or cyber or clandestine operations.

Introduced legislation protecting Wyoming’s private property rights against the Biden/Harris Administration’s 30×30 Rule.