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Vilsack stiffs New Mexico ranchers on drought insurance

By AP via Oregon Live

More “science-based” chicanery from the Monsanto crowd. ~Ed.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Call it doubt about the drought.

New Mexico cattle ranchers are fighting mad over a brand new federal insurance policy they say was sold as drought protection but isn’t paying off because satellites say the state still has too much “greenness.”

Never mind there isn’t any grass for the cattle to eat.  In fact, on-the-ground conditions have been so catastrophic that ranchers have been selling off record numbers of cattle because they can’t afford to feed them.

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