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Hereford (hûrˈfərd) [key], city (1990 pop. 14,745), seat of Deaf Smith co., N Tex., in the Panhandle; inc. 1906. Livestock is raised in Hereford, and cattle feeding is an important industry, along with meatpacking and sugar refining. Vegetables, sugar beets, sunflowers, and grains are grown on irrigated farms in the semiarid plains.

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