Image of the Day: Drought Forces Cows to Moo-ve East

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Ranchers out West are being forced to move their cattle eastward in order to escape extreme drought conditions. Add to that, many ranchers are also dealing with wildfires making the urgency even greater to save their cattle. One Wyoming rancher moved his herd 330 miles east, a seven-hour trip with 120 head of cattle to graze on a friend’s prairie until the drought subsides. This is being repeated all over while drought and wildfires require farmers to explore other options. Scientists warn of more severe droughts due to climate change in the future.