Bernard Urrutia, who owns a sheep farm at the corner of Highway 140 and Gurr Road between Merced and Atwater, says that his profit margin has shrunk. The drought has only increased his worries, because fewer farmers need sheep to eat down grass and weeds.
Bernard Urrutia, who owns a sheep farm at the corner of Highway 140 and Gurr Road between Merced and Atwater, says that his profit margin has shrunk. The drought has only increased his worries, because fewer farmers need sheep to eat down grass and weeds. Brigitte Bowers
Bernard Urrutia, who owns a sheep farm at the corner of Highway 140 and Gurr Road between Merced and Atwater, says that his profit margin has shrunk. The drought has only increased his worries, because fewer farmers need sheep to eat down grass and weeds. Brigitte Bowers

Brigitte Bowers: Drought, economy take toll on family sheep farm in Merced County

March 21, 2014 11:30 PM

UPDATED March 21, 2014 11:38 PM

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