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Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Thu Jun 13, 2013 09:02 AM CDT

The U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources committee passed the so-called Grazing Improvement Act, H.R. 657, designed to improve the livestock grazing permitting processes on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service, and extends the term of grazing permits from 10 to 20 years. The bill now makes its way to the full House.

U.S. cattle producers have called for the measure in response to what they say is a federal backlog on environmental analyses required on lands allotted for grazing every 10 years, in order to renew permits.

"Each year for more than ...

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