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Exploring the Prairie

What did Iowa look like over 150 years ago?

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Prairies once covered about 40% of the United States.

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A bison can consume 30-50 pounds of feed each day.

Some prairie plants put out roots that extend 12 feet below the prairie surface.

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How did early settlers plant and harvest their crops?
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What are the most important issues facing farmers today?
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