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Butte County rancher Mel Thompson uses different strategies to raise his sheep in the drought

Mel Thompson’s story

Man in a hat in a field of grass

Brad Hooker/UC Davis Plant Sciences
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Drought lessons from a sheep rancher

By Brad Hooker

While a severe drought continues to devastate California agriculture, one sheep rancher in Oroville has found a centuries-old solution at the bottom of his wood stove — and researchers at UC Davis are paying attention.

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