Losing ground

Paige Ogburn, Stephanie
March 2012
High Country News;3/19/2012, Vol. 44 Issue 5, p3
The article focuses on the concern on the plowing of native prairie in the Northern Plains in the U.S. According to economist Ben Rashford, the plow destroys the last remaining native grasslands running from Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota to eastern Montana. It says that the grassland destruction needs federal policies which play a role to protect the prairie such as the 2012 Farm Bill, renewable fuels standards, and subsidized crop insurance.


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