NEWS
Study: Wetlands Lost to Ag
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Thu Jul 3, 2014 03:51 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- A new study from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service points to agricultural conversion as the chief reason wetlands and grasslands have been lost in the prairie pothole region, while also noting farmers' conservation efforts account for most wetland recovery recorded during the study period.

According to "Status and Trends of Prairie Wetlands in the United States 1997 to 2009" released this week, the USFWS said agriculture accounted for 95% of wetland area lost during the period.

The study stopped short of pointing to ethanol and other biofuels as a driver in the loss of wetlands and ...

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