Taxpayers Lose Over $120 Million Annually on Federal Public Lands Grazing
new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) concludes that
the federal government spends at least $144 million each year managing
private livestock grazing operations on publicly owned land, but collects
only $21 million in grazing feesfor a net loss of at least $123
million per year.
Several agencies, including the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Environmental Protection Agency, which spend money mitigating for grazing damage such as non-point source water pollution, did not provide estimates of their grazing related costs to the GAO. The report also does not address the environmental costs of livestock grazing on public lands.
NPLGC October 31, 2005 Taxpayers Lose Over $120 Million Annually on Federal Public Lands Grazing
Rep. Raúl Grijalva October 31, 2005 GAO Report Details $123 Million Shortfall in Federal Livestock Grazing Programs
|Government Accountability Office Livestock Grazing: Federal Expenditures and Receipts Vary, Depending on the Agency and the Purpose of the Fee Charged (September 30, 2005)|
|GAO Livestock Grazing: Federal Expenditures and Receipts Abstract|
|GAO Livestock Grazing: Federal Expenditures and Receipts Highlights|