Farming Water and Cows
Tue Apr 2, 2013 12:49 PM CDT

Jimmy Wohl’s family has been cattle ranching in the North Florida Everglades near Sebring for 50 years. His Rafter T Ranch, a cow/calf operation, covers 5,200 acres, supports about 1,000 cows and supplies female replacements and feeder calves mainly to markets in Texas.

Wohl will be the first to admit there’s nothing particularly easy about ranching in South Florida. Early cattlemen found their pastures under water half the year. But the water problem was gradually tamed as the state, with the help of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, built South Florida’s ...

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