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Corn Leader Disputes EWG’s Land Conversion Claims

Corn Leader Disputes EWG’s Land Conversion Claims

 

One South Dakota ag leader is firing back at the Environmental Working group for their recent interactive map detailing the large amount of land conversion to cropland from wetlands.  State Corn Grower’s Executive Director Lisa Richardson says EWG is blaming highly subsidized crop insurance for driving the conversion. She says their map points to high conversion in West River South Dakota where there’s few producers eligible for crop insurance payments.

Richardson says the West River producers are taking on all the risk themselves in order to try and help feed a growing world population.

She says the main goal of the EWG is to restrict what producers can do with their farms and ranches.

The other area EWG pointed out for high conversion in South Dakota is mostly along the James River  and in the Northeast where there’s been a history of heavy rains and flooding recently.

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