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Cattle Farmers Pay Price for Ethanol Boom

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Cattle Farmers Pay Price for Ethanol Boom

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Cattle Farmers Pay Price for Ethanol Boom

Cattle Farmers Pay Price for Ethanol Boom

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Record-high grain prices have been an economic boon for some Midwest farmers, but they're causing headaches in the cattle and beef-packing industries. The higher cost of feed grain — which is driven by the growing demand for ethanol — is squeezing many small feedlots.

Kansas Public Radio's Peter Hancock reports.

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