subsidized by the federal government through grazing fees
that are below
The grazing fee
BLM and the Forest Service charge, which was $1.
Campana, Student Article, Public Lands Grazing Fee
Reform: Welfare Cowboys and Rolex Ranchers Wrangling with the New West, 10 N.
Moreover, the western state governments typically charged grazing fees
well above the federal fee.
In 1958, following a decade of study and debate, the BLM adopted a new grazing fee
formula based on the average price of livestock, paralleling the system used since 1933 by the U.
A portion of the grazing fees
levied on Federal lands is returned to the counties.
An index of the number of news articles related to both increasing the grazing fee
paid by public lands ranchers and to increasing the restrictions placed on the use of these lands for livestock grazing will be constructed as a proxy for activities aimed at changing the property rights.
Out of every dollar of the grazing fee
I pay to the BLM, 12-and-a-half cents is supposed to go to BLM for administration and 87-and-a-half cents is supposed to go for 'range management' and 'range improvement," Bundy explained to The New American.
30) Federal grazing fee
revenues (recently increased to
Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Grazing Fee
Review and Evaluation, Washington, D.
For example, the federal government returns 50 percent of all grazing fee
receipts to the ranching community to pay for purely private benefits such as fences and watering holes.
The grazing fee
should more properly be called a grazing management fee.
The features most offensive to the industry were a proposed increase in the federal grazing fee
from about two dollars per cow per month to about four,(37) term-length reductions of grazing permits for ranchers who violate permit conditions or fail to meet resource condition objectives,(38) disqualification of ranchers who violate regulations or permit conditions,(39) assertion of federal title to newly developed sources of livestock water on BLM lands,(40) and a set of national standards and guidelines for rangeland management and ecological conditions.
It is generally maintained that the levying of a nominal grazing fee
in exchange for a contractual right to graze livestock reduced the transaction costs of grazing the public rangeland.
54 per animal unit month, the Federal grazing fee
is an incredible bargain that ought to be tied to a rancher's effectiveness in managing to improve the land.