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Drought Leads To Hay Shortage In Parts Of Kansas And Oklahoma

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     Ongoing drought and wildfires have cattle ranchers in Kansas, Oklahoma and at least three other states scrambling for hay or pastureland, while others are selling off some of their herds.
    Extreme drought conditions have contributed to wildfires in Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Texas and New Mexico, delaying the growth of or destroying grass and wheat used to feed cattle in spring.
    Rancher Darrel Shepherd of Custer, Oklahoma, says finding hay in northwest Oklahoma is nearly impossible and two wildfires that burned about 545 square miles  have destroyed pastures.
    

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