Farm Bureau Statement on Confirmation of Interior Secretary David Bernhardt
Newsroom / April 12, 2019
The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “Farm Bureau welcomes the Senate’s confirmation of David Bernhardt as Interior secretary. This is a tribute to the expertise and sound leadership he brings to the office.
“As deputy and acting secretary for the Interior Department, Secretary Bernhardt reinvigorated multiple-use management of America’s public lands. This included regulatory efforts to reform implementation of the Endangered Species Act, streamlining the National Environmental Policy Act, promoting outcome-based grazing across our nation’s rangelands and implementing policies to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires in the West. We look forward to continuing to work with Secretary Bernhardt and his staff on issues critical to farmers and ranchers.”