New Mexico rancher gets much-needed federal assistance

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Tracy Drummond is among the ranchers who were hit hard during the pandemic.

Drummond produces livestock in Catron County.

"A lot of swine had to be euthanized," she said. "Chickens, turkeys and so forth because they couldn’t get them processed and the way they grow those animals, they have very tight windows to market them and harvest them."

Now, Drummond is taking advantage of an assistance program that was launched by the USDA.

The program is meant to help start the economic recovery of America’s livestock producers.