Prairies vanish in the US push for green energy
by CHET BROKAW and JACK GILLUM, Associated Press - 13 November 2013 00:02-05:00
ROSCOE, South Dakota (AP) — Robert Malsam nearly went broke in the 1980s when corn was cheap. So now that prices are high and he can finally make a profit, he's not about to apologize for ripping up prairieland to plant corn.
Across the Dakotas and Nebraska, more than 1 million acres (0.4 million hectares) of the Great Plains ar...
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