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Intermediate wheatgrass returns fields to grass-like prairies of long ago

Report from Minnesota Farm Guide details how a group of farm visionaries hopes to return a portion of the Great Plains to its former vegetation-covered glory through planting perennial crops. Guided by well-known Lac qui Parle County farmer and leader Carmen Fernholz, a dozen or more organizations are asking farmers to consider planting Kernza®, the first commercially viable perennial grain available in the United States.