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By Kelly Schnoor
Norfolk Daily News 

Nebraska native grasses grow strong after 50 years


August 6, 2017

WINNETOON, Neb. (AP) — James Wagner has lived on the family farm in rural Winnetoon for most of his life.

He was born here and went to grade school right across the road. He's seen things change, but he's also seen much that has stayed the same.

One constant for the past 50 years is a pasture that Wagner planted in 1967 as part of a government program. To commemorate Nebraska's 100th anniversary that year, Wagner said he could participate in a centennial seeding program. The program required planting a mix of native grasses.

Wagner originally participated in the program mainly because of...

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