prairie http://kcur.org en Farmers Plowing Up More And More Of The Prairie http://kcur.org/post/farmers-plowing-more-and-more-prairie <p>In recent years, farmers in the Midwest have transformed millions of acres of prairie grass to rows of corn. High crop prices are a big motivation, but some also believe crop insurance is encouraging farmers to roll the dice on less productive land.</p><p>Rod Christen and his sister Kay farm corn, soybeans and wheat on their land near the small town of Steinauer, Neb. But their main crop is grass.</p><p>&ldquo;Big bluestem is our big producer,&rdquo; said Rod Christen. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s kind of our Cadillac grass.&rdquo;</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 13:45:33 +0000 Grant Gerlock 45172 at http://kcur.org Farmers Plowing Up More And More Of The Prairie Terry Evans: Revealing The Secrets Of The Prairie http://kcur.org/post/terry-evans-revealing-secrets-prairie <p>It’s fitting that the first career retrospective for photographer Terry Evans takes place in her hometown of Kansas City, Mo., at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, a place where she took art classes as a child. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 27655 at http://kcur.org Terry Evans: Revealing The Secrets Of The Prairie