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Returning Farmland to Nature in Minnesota

Farm Restoration in Minnesota
Science News by NewsLook

Dale Aden is a third-generation farmer in the Midwestern US state of Minnesota. For years, he watched the Okabena Creek flood and destroy his crops and farmland. After the losses took their toll, Aden decided to return the land to wildlife. He participated in a conservation program called Reinvest in Minnesota. The program pays farmers to sell their marginal land, and return it to its natural state. Now much of Dale Aden’s farmland has become wetland, full of wildlife.

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6:33AM PST on Jan 29, 2015

Live long and prosper!

10:15AM PDT on Apr 27, 2012

Dale Aden is one in a million. Great idea and I wish other states had a program like that. Thanks Chris for posting this.

2:09PM PDT on Apr 26, 2012

Perhaps it is not too late. Humans may still have a touch of kindness left in them.

4:09AM PDT on Mar 14, 2012

Good job, Dale. Returning part of your farmland to nature has to feel really rewarding!!

8:37PM PST on Mar 4, 2012


7:14PM PST on Feb 20, 2012

i wonder if they will do that here. I mean. we grow corn for humans. so what if people want "Jersey fresh corn". you just poop out corn anyway. and they built a church of all things almost right on top of protected wild life land.

how stupid.

6:40PM PST on Feb 20, 2012

So great when people get so involved!!!! :)

8:00AM PST on Feb 20, 2012

Very cool!

4:41PM PST on Feb 17, 2012

Great news and very sensible.

12:00PM PST on Feb 15, 2012

thank u!

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