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  1. Livestock Devastation in South Dakota After Record-Breaking Early Blizzard 

    State officials estimate that tens of thousands of cattle were killed when ranchers were caught off guard by an early storm this week. Cattle were still grazing in summer fields and had yet to grow winter coats; now locals are struggling to find stray survivors and dispose of snow-buried carcasses properly. With ranchers losing 20 to 50 percent of their herds, the region will see a multi-million dollar economic impact. And without a farm bill in place during the government shutdown, there is no federal financial help on the way.

    Sources: Rapid City JournalCNN (images), Fox News

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