Dairy farmer Ray Souza walks by as a worker prepares a mixed ration for the dairy cows at his dairy in Turlock, Calif., on Tuesday, July 15, 2014.  Due to California's drought conditions Souza has had to pay an increased price for feed and grow short-season corn, which yields less silage.
Dairy farmer Ray Souza walks by as a worker prepares a mixed ration for the dairy cows at his dairy in Turlock, Calif., on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Due to California's drought conditions Souza has had to pay an increased price for feed and grow short-season corn, which yields less silage. aalfaro@modbee.com
Dairy farmer Ray Souza walks by as a worker prepares a mixed ration for the dairy cows at his dairy in Turlock, Calif., on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Due to California's drought conditions Souza has had to pay an increased price for feed and grow short-season corn, which yields less silage. aalfaro@modbee.com

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