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Till the cows come home

Groundwater contamination devastates a Curry County dairy


Last updated 2/23/2019 at 4:01pm

Don J. Usner

Art Schaap looks over some of the 1,800 Holstein cows on the Highland Dairy outside Clovis.

For months, Clovis dairy farmer Art Schaap has been watching his life go down the drain.

Instead of selling milk, he is dumping 15,000 gallons a day - enough to provide a carton at lunch to 240,000 children. Instead of working 24/7 to keep his ani...

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