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Ranchers seek alternatives to expensive winter hay

Saturday, November 24, 2012 | 4:50 p.m. CST

WICHITA, Kan. — There's no grass for grazing on Debbie and Duane Blythe's ranch in Kansas' parched Flint Hills. Instead, their cattle nibble on the leafy tops of turnips the couple planted after harvesting their winter wheat.

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