Uncle Sam announced that grazing fees in 16 Western states will remain the same as 2011. The new pricing structure goes into effect on March 1. A fee of $1.35 per animal unit month (AUM) will apply to nearly 18,000 grazing permits and leases administered by the Bureau of Land Management and more than 8,000 permits administered by the Forest Service. The fee per month applies to any of the following: one cow and her calf; one horse; five goats; or five sheep. Under an Executive Order issued in 1986, $1.35 per month is the minimum allowable fee.
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