US drought taking toll on ranchers

The US state of California is going through one of its worst droughts in hundreds of years. Farmers are running out of hay to feed their cattle. The price of a load of hay has risen from around $5,000 to $7,500 over the past month, according to local ranchers. Some farmers have resorted to taking their cattle to auction instead of paying for feed.

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