Severe Drought Hits Nevada’s Cattle Ranchers Too

March 3, 2014

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As the crippling drought continues to sweep the west, Northern Nevada’s ranchers are being forced into tough financial decisions: sell their herds or risk bankruptcy. Farmers and ranchers in the region depend on native grasses and alfalfa to feed their cattle, but the water that once flowed freely from the Sierra Nevada snowpack has been scarce. In addition to the western drought, extreme weather has spelled catastrophe for the supply of cattle across the nation and driven beef prices to historic highs.

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