Threats to Grazing from Federal Regulatory Overreach

Hearing Date: August 6, 2015 12:00 pm Uinta County Library | 701 Main St | Evanston, WY 82930


  • To examine the various regulatory burdens placed on the grazing industry by the federal government.


  • The Committee will hear from a panel of witnesses representing a variety of concerns with the federal government’s regulatory approach such as management of federal lands on which grazing occurs and impediments to staffing the workforce of grazing operations.



Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY)
Oversight Subcommittee on the Interior

Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT)
Natural Resources Committee

Rep.  Mark Amodei (R-NV)
Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior


Note: The Field Briefing will take place at 12pm MDT on Thursday, August 6th.

Witnesses and testimonies

Name Title Organization Panel Document
Demar Dahl Commissioner Elko County, Nevada Document
Karen Budd Falen Budd Falen Law Offices L.L.C. Cheyenne, Wyoming Document
Randy N. Parker Chief Executive Officer Utah Farm Bureau Federation Document
Patrick O’Toole Owner Ladder Ranch, Savery, Wyoming Document
Shaun Sims Owner/Operator Sims Sheep Company, Evanston, Wyoming Document