Today’s Washington Post has good news about subsidized grazing on federal lands in the Northwest: there’s momentum for buying out some ranchers who are ready to take their cattle off of the public range. (See a related post here.)

The National Public Lands Grazing Campaign, founded by Sightline friend and Oregon firebrand Andy Kerr, is clearing the brush for the buyout.

The article also neatly summarizes the problem:

“Last year the Bureau of Land Management took in nearly $12 million in grazing receipts, officials said, but it spent $50 million administering the program. Critics say the true cost is at least twice as high, noting that the figures do not include expenses such as range development and predator control.”