Cars on Interstate 5 whiz past a lush alfalfa field as a mechanized harvester cuts the crop at ankle-height and leaves the damp green trimmings in its wake. The piles will dry in the sun before being gathered and bound together to make hay bales. It's a scene that repeats itself roughly a six times a year at Lima Ranch near Flag City, and farmer Jack Hamm said it's a crucial part of the dairy ranch's ability to sustain itself.
Hamm orchestrates a balancing act of growing roughly seven tons of quality alfalfa every year for his dairy cattle to feed on.
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