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Corn stalks ducks

Updated: February 8, 2008, 6:19 PM ET
By Steve Wright | ESPNOutdoors.com

LAS VEGAS — A storm cloud of historic proportions hovered over the Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade Show here last week. And it has formed so quickly that hunters, conservationists and the outdoor industry are unprepared to weather it.

Specifically, a rapid rise in the price of corn and other commodities has made farming so profitable that previously untilled native prairie lands are being turned over to agriculture. And as restored grasslands and wetlands have become more valuable ...

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