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Hoop Barns Keep Cattle Comfy Despite the Heat

Crops are not the only things wilting in the sweltering summer of 2012; the largest animals on the farm are also under stress. Some cattle producers are better equipped than others to keep their livestock cool. One option is hoop barns, which are gaining acceptance across the Midwest. In this story from Harvest Public Media, Rick Fredericksen reports from Iowa, where the versatile hoop barns are becoming commonplace.

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For more information on this story -- and to see a picture of a hoop barn -- just log on to the Harvest Public Media website, at



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