FAINTING GOATS TAKE A TUMBLE

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Fainting Goats Take a Tumble

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A DRY RUN FROM HELL: DROUGHT HITS THE SMALLEST FARMS THE HARDEST

CHRISTOPHER WEBER

There is something distinctly pathos-inducing about a corn plant dying of thirst. Maybe that’s why coverage of the 2012 drought has focused on commodity crops, especially corn. Reading the reports, you almost expect Tom Joad to step out from between the brown-baked stalks, as if Steinbeck were writing the copy.

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PREPARING FOR A DROUGHT WITH SHEEP AND GOATS

Drought conditions in Missouri present some unique challenges for sheep and goat producers according to Jodie Pennington, small ruminant educator with Lincoln University Extension.

The main concern is making sure sheep and goats have feed and water. If a producer’s financial situation is challenging already, adding the cost of feed can put the operation in the red.

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