Ranchers lose hope drought aid will come in time

It will be September before ranchers can even hope for disaster aid legislation that includes cash to buy feed until they would normally send their cattle to feedlots or slaughter in the fall or winter. For some, it’s already too late. Out of grass and out of cash, they’ve sold their animals. For others, time is rapidly running out as they try to hold on. Their decisions will affect the price and supply of meat for months, perhaps years, to come. Click here to read more at SFGate.com…

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