Drought forces Arkansas ranchers to sell cattle | cattle

As triple-digit temperatures and weeks without rain suck life out of pastures and hay meadows, Arkansas cattle producers have to sell part or all of their herds.

Drought turned this pasture near Lynn, Arkansas, from green to brown. (Department of Agriculture photo by Bryce Baldrige.)

Kevin Lawson, who runs extension activities in 25 counties of Ozark, an area full of livestock, doesn’t utter words about what he saw.

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