Minimal land use change in Midwest

Land use changes in seven Midwest states are relatively small in comparison to total land area, according to a new study conducted by Decision Innovation Solutions.

The Multi-State Land Use Study, conducted on behalf of seven state Farm Bureaus in the Midwest, showed a 3 percent shift in land use from grassy habitat to other uses — primarily corn and soybean production — from 2007 to 2012, researcher Spencer Parkinson...

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