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US: R.D. Offutt Company’s move into forest land raises water, wildlife concerns

R.D. Offutt Co., the nation's largest potato grower, has been clear-cutting trees across north-central Minnesota in recent years, making space for potatoes. The massive change in the landscape, fears of groundwater overuse, the risk of nitrogen fertilizer contaminating the drinking water - all this has some locals fuming. Offutt spokeswoman Anne Struthers said turning forests into fields creates room for the company to switch from[Read More...]

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