All shifts of workers reported to dairies across western Kansas Thursday night as weather forecasters warned of an impending late winter blizzard.
By 1 a.m. Friday, the blizzard was a howling, freezing reality. Twelve hours later, the snow and wind have not abated. It's not as bad as 1987 and certainly not as bad as 1957, longtime Kansas farmers say, but a bad one all the same.
At Royal Dairy near Ingalls, 20 miles east of Garden City, all 45 workers answered the call to come in…