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A prolonged drought in the southern Great Plains has hit ranchers hard and now is moving up the food chain. Western Kansas feedlot Beef Belt Feeders is among the latest casualties. Here, a 'for sale' sign was posted below the one for the feedlot in July.
Crops aren’t the only things struggling to survive on the High Plains- area feedyards are too. Yards are reducing the number of cattle, up for sale, and some are closed. The Wall Street Journal provides a photo documentary.