New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau joins Oregon Farm Bureau and many others in opposing the nomination of Tracy Stone Manning to lead the Bureau of Land Management. Manning is associated with extreme environmental activists who spiked trees that were meant to be harvested for timber, creating an extremely dangerous situation for loggers. Her propensity to collaborate with eco-terrorists should disqualify her from consideration for such an influential post. New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau is concerned that someone with her history and mindset will not support a balanced approach towards public land use, choosing instead to favor an environmentalist agenda. “This appointment would be devastating for agriculture, especially in the west where ranchers rely heavily on the doctrine of multiple use to graze cattle,” says Chad Smith, CEO for NMF&LB. “Appointees should be nonbiased so that all users of the forest are treated equitably.”