In this Oct. 24 photo Robert Malsom checks corn in one of his fields near Roscoe, S.D. 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.
Prairies vanish in push for green energy
Editor’s note: This is part of an Associated Press investigation into the hidden costs of green energy.
By Chet Brokaw and Jack Gillu
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