BLM Grazing Fees the same as in 2007

Washington D.C.


By Gina Jameson


WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Bureau of Land Management says the fee for
grazing livestock on land managed by the B-L-M and the U-S Forest
Service will be the same in 2008 as it was last year: $1.35 per
animal unit month.

An animal unit month is the amount of forage needed to sustain a
cow and a calf, one horse, or five sheep or goats for a month.

The fee of $1.35 per AUM is as low as is allowed under a 1986
presidential order.

The fee is adjusted annually on March 1st, to take into account
private grazing rates, cattle prices and the cost of livestock

It applies to public land in 16 Western states administered by
the B-L-M or the Forest Service. The states are: Arizona,
California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New
Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah,
Washington and Wyoming.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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