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Nathan Beacom is a writer from Des Moines, Iowa. His past writing can be found in Comment Magazine, America Magazine, The Front Porch Republic, and elsewhere.

Planting Native Prairie Could Be a Secret Weapon for Farmers

Prairie Strips on Larry and Margaret Stone's farm near Traer, IA. Strips were frost seeded in January 2016 and this photo was taken in July 2017, showing the first year of growth.