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July 4, 1996 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For nearly two decades, Alta Wadlow has toughed it out alone on this hard-scrabble prairie. But like most cattle ranchers in the Southwest this year, Wadlow, 65, got caught in an economic squeeze not seen since the great droughts of the 1930s. Scorching sun, lashing winds and scant rainfall--combined with record high feed costs and low beef prices--drove her too deep into the red.
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July 4, 1996 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For nearly two decades, Alta Wadlow has toughed it out alone on this hard-scrabble prairie. But like most cattle ranchers in the Southwest this year, Wadlow, 65, got caught in an economic squeeze not seen since the great droughts of the 1930s. Scorching sun, lashing winds and scant rainfall--combined with record high feed costs and low beef prices--drove her too deep into the red.
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