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November 16, 2013

Conservation land lost as corn booms

INTERACTIVE: Since its introduction, that ethanol mandate has led to a consequence the government didn’t predict: a steep rise in the price of corn that encouraged farmers to plant more corn, including on land that had been set aside for conservation. These maps show changes among counties in the nation's Corn Belt region as corn production escalates.

Conservation land lost as corn booms

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