28 Jan '15, 7pm

Study: Livestock Grazing on Public Lands Cost Taxpayers $1 Billion Over Past Decade

More press releases For Immediate Release, January 28, 2015 Contacts: Randi Spivak, (310) 779-4894, [email protected] Christine Glaser, (312) 613-2164 or [email protected] Chuck Romaniello, [email protected] Study: Livestock Grazing on Public Lands Cost Taxpayers $1 Billion Over Past Decade WASHINGTON— A new analysis finds U.S. taxpayers have lost more than $1 billion over the past decade on a program that allows cows and sheep to graze on public land. Last year alone taxpayers lost $125 million in grazing subsidies on federal land. Had the federal government charged fees similar to grazing rates on non-irrigated private land, the program would have made $261 million a year on average rather than operate at a staggering loss, the analysis finds. The study, Costs and Consequences: The Real Price of Livestock Grazing on America’s Public Lands, c...

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