Grazing Program Giveaways

One of the operators who grazes livestock in the Delamar Mountains HA is eligible for up to 14,826 AUMs per year on two allotments.  The value of that forage, based on a market rate of $25 per AUM, is $370,000.

In exchange, the operator pays the government about $20,000, based on the current fee.

The benefit to the operator is roughly $350,000 per year, to be realized when the cattle are shipped for processing.

How does that compare to your salary?

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