Bob Skinner, Chair of the Oregon Cattlemen's Association

Many cattlemen and livestock producers have found their voice against a recent "research" study released by an ex-professor of Oregon State University, titled "Adapting to Climate Change on Western Public Lands: Addressing the Ecological Effects on Domestic, Wild, and Feral Ungulates."

This study calls to phase out grazing on public lands due to climate change, claiming that livestock grazing contributes to greenhouse gases and essentially completely ignores the benefits of grazing in general, as well as the economic implications of what would happen if anti-grazing legislation were established.

Ag broadcaster Sonja Langseth catches up with Bob Skinner, who sits on the Board of the Public Lands Council, to discuss grazing and how this study looks at public lands grazing, as well as the challenges in debunking the myths associated with this study.

Skinner has been a voice in many organizations revolving around grazing and livestock, and has been Past President Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, Past Chairman OCA Public Lands Committee, Past Director Oregon Public Lands Council, Past Director Oregon Livestock & Marketing Board, Round Table Participant with President George W. Bush, and “OCA’s Top Hand” Lifetime Achievement Award.

Tune in this Thursday beginning at 1 p.m. on Am 730 KWOA!

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