Our agricultural needs are changing. The plains are beginning to run out of water, and there are some great farmers, scientists and visionaries working hard to ensure a viable, sustainable food source will be available for the generations to come. From wind power to shifting grazing practices to perennial grains, this article outlines many of the challenges and opportunities arising for the denizens of the Great Plains states. It is informative, clear and very well researched. For more information check out The Land Institute in Kansas.
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