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Drought and Grasshoppers Continue to Effect The County

Last week, the PCN shared an article by Bernt Nelson on the U.S. Cattle inventory being the lowest that it has been in 73 Years.

Though there are several issues around the country that affect cattle numbers, the PCN caught up with Phillips County Extension Agent Christina Murphy.

When asked why Phillips County herds have been on the decline, her answer was not at all surprising.

"Two main things. Drought and grasshoppers," Murphy said. "The grasshoppers have come through and demolished forage that would have been for cattle, but because there wasn't enough feed or the max amount that we have a...


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