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Published January 23, 2010, 12:00 AM

More corn for ethanol leading to less grassland for prairie birds

MITCHELL, S.D. — A new report says government incentives for corn-based ethanol are motivating farmers to convert grasslands to cornfields, resulting in declining grassland bird populations in the Prairie Pothole Region, including Minnesota and North and South Dakota.

By: Seth Tupper, Forum Communications Co.

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