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.
About 1,470 eligible patrons of Prairie Lakes Co-op will share in a record distribution $1.8 million in cash patronage and equity redemptions during 2009 based on business they’ve conducted with the company.
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