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Published April 26, 2010, 08:01 AM

Energy crops could bring return to old Midwestern prairie

SIOUX FALLS — The energy crop fields of the future could render an aesthetic similar to the old Midwestern prairie, with a variety of grasses dotting the lowlands, hills and ridges.
The concept of “sculpting the landscape” was envisioned decades ago by North Dakota plant materials specialist Erling Jacobson, who was looking to revegetate fields in the northern Great Plains as a conservation tool.

By: Dirk Lammers, The Associated Press

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