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Drought in the south has the cattle industry booming in the midwest

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Current Event June 26, 2014

Drought in the South has the Cattle Industry Booming in the Midwest

The drought in California and Texas has meant cattle herders have little pasture to graze their herds. Instead, cattle herding is moving north to Colorado and Nebraska. The midwestern states are feeding the cattle with the byproduct of ethanol production. Use this public radio story with your class to discuss how these changes affect the price of a hamburger.

Economics Climate Change Earth and Space Science Weather and Climate

Story Length: 4:42

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Harvest Public Media

AIR DATE: 06/10/2014

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