1.2 million acres of prairies vanish, undermining Obama's green energy goal

  • by: CHET BROKAW , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 13, 2013 - 2:30 AM

ROSCOE, S.D. — Robert Malsam nearly went broke in the 1980s when corn was cheap. So now that prices are high and he can finally make a profit, he's not about to apologize for ripping up prairieland to plant corn.

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