“This land, this red land, is us; and the flood years and the dust years and the drought years are us. We can’t start again.” – John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath.
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Dust rolls across the parched plains as dry wind kicks up. The land is desolate, bare and desperate. Not too long ago, this was the story across most of the United States. And while many region’s drought stricken thirsts have been quenched, there are still areas in dire conditions.
“Not a single cattle producer hasn’t been impacted by drought in one way or another,” radio host and documentary producer Steffan Tubbs said as he addressed attendants at the 2014 Summer Cattle Industry Conference in Denver.