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N.M. ranchers struggle with pandemic-induced declines

The coronavirus pandemic is disrupting New Mexico’s cattle and sheep industries, causing the wholesale prices of meat and wool to drop sharply, and its effects are not lost on operators like Gomez, who owns Los Vallecitos Ranch in Mora County. The cattle and sheep industries are affected in different ways, but ranchers on both fronts say the difficulties they face might drag on into the next year.  Read more...




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