Tuesday, February 16, 2016

New Mexico ranchers’ state grazing fees are increased by 25 percent

New Mexico ranchers’ state grazing fees are increased by 25 percent Santa Fe New Mexican By Staci Matlock As New Mexico ranchers struggle to rebound from last summer’s drop in beef prices and years of drought, and face rising federal grazing costs, the State Land Office announced Friday that they also will pay more in state fees to graze cattle on public lands. State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn said the fee for grazing on state trust lands will increase by nearly 25 percent beginning Oct. 1 — from $4.80 to $5.99 per “animal unit month” — making the cost of state grazing leases more than double that of federal leases.More: http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/new-mexico-ranchers-state-grazing-fees-are-increased-by-percent/article_7c25a85a-9b26-572f-9560-330b109e6705.html

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