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Rebecca Baker and Mike Coleman, back center, lead a discussion on a state conservation plan during a meeting Wednesday night in Mitchell. A small gathering of people attended the meeting at the Highland Conference Center. (Tom Lawrence/Republic)

South Dakota conservation suffering amid ag boom, officials say

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High prices for farm commodities have farmers smiling, but those profits are having a negative impact on South Dakota's natural resources.


That reality was made clear during a meeting Wednesday evening at the Highland Conference Center in Mitchell to discuss the South Dakota Coordinated Plan for Natural Resources Conservation.

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