The Salt Lake Tribute describes the stifling conditions ranchers are finding themselves in. The fire and drought are coming down hard right as the price of feed stretches just beyond many’s reach. This ought to give buy-outs a new breath.
While smaller operations engage in hard to swallow realities about the conditions on the land, Simplot stocks up:
That’s retardant from the Murphy Complex fire effort along the road.
The parch conditions favor larger operations ~ especially controllers of the entire commodity chain like Simplot.