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In this Oct. 24 photograph, Robert Malsom checks corn in one of his fields near Roscoe. (AP file photo)

Prairies vanish in the push for green energy

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By Chet Brokaw

ROSCOE — Robert Malsam nearly went broke in the 1980s when corn was cheap. So now that prices are high and he can finally make a profit, he’s not about to apologize for ripping up prairieland to plant corn.


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