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, North Dakota and South Dakota.
BISMARCK – Booming oil activity in western North Dakota in recent years has boosted the state’s economy. But it might be to blame for the introduction of an invasive weed that can poison livestock and wildlife.
Blake Nicholson, Associated Press Writer
January 11, 2010
The federal program that traps and kills problem wolves in Minnesota, and traps and moves them in Wisconsin and Michigan, will continue in 2010 under a provision in the Agriculture Appropriations bill that passed the U.S. House this week.
A nonprofit foundation that owns more than 1,700 acres of wildlife habitat in three North Dakota counties is not required to sell all its land to obey the state’s anti-corporate farming law, a judge has ruled.
By Dale Wetzel, The Associated Press
June 16, 2009
Possibly going to vote as early as today, the farm bill has its supporters, but there are others with concerns regarding the legislation.
Among the concerned are officials from the North Dakota Game and Fish Department.
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