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Ranchers, like Richard Papousek, 60, of Quinn, lost hundreds of cows to the October blizzard in western South Dakota. Papousek says his cattle died drifting away from the “wall of the Badlands” where they became disoriented and plummeted to their deaths. (Mikkel Pates/Forum News Service)

Lack of farm bill delays federal help

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RAPID CITY (AP) — A U.S. Department of Agriculture official says there is some federal government help available to South Dakota ranchers who lost cattle to an early October blizzard, but it’s limited.

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