Lawmakers look to boost pay to ranchers after wolf attacks


NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – New Mexico is trying to balance a reintroduction of native wolves with the financial security of ranchers. Now, Congress is considering a bill to boost payout to ranchers whose cattle are killed by wolves.

The bill, backed by both Democrats and Republicans in Congress, would raise compensation from 75% of the livestock value to 100% of the value of livestock lost. New Mexico Representative Gabe Vasquez, who is supporting the bill says it balances the interests of ranchers with wolf conservation.

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