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Great Falls cattle ranchers endure drought, rising feed prices

Great Falls, Montana cattle ranchers endure drought, rising feed prices
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Demand for Montana raised beef is high and cattle ranchers are enduring continued droughts and rising feed prices, according to Montana Stockgrowers Association CEO Errol Rice.

Rice stated that some ranchers are downsizing their herds due to the recent droughts, which also increased feed prices.

Drought conditions from previous years cause lower feed supply and higher beef prices.

Last year was brutal for farmers. The country suffered the worst drought in a quarter century, destroying field corn and soybean and leading to increases in the prices of crops, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA),

The drought will continue as Uranus is currently square Pluto a powerful transit that last occurred in 1931 to 1935. During that time the dust bowl occurred, turning the Plains states into nonproductive farmland due to years of drought.

With six more passes of Uranus square Pluto, and the continued climb of grain prices, consumers will be squeezed at the supermarket. Higher corn prices will lead to higher prices for beef, chicken, vegetable oil and other food items.

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