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Program shows benefits of prairie grasses

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WILDER -- With the value of corn and soybean crops today, more farmers are turning away from conservation practices they implemented years ago and returning marginal land to production.

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On Thursday afternoon, more than a dozen people gathered at the Timber Lake Wildlife Management Area southeast of Wilder to hear why they should keep their prairie grasses in place.

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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at www.farmbleat.areavoices.com.
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