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Give ground-nesting birds a break: Hold off on mowing road and highway ditches until August 1

Published 06/18/2012, DL-Online

A Polk County farmer who’s also an avid conservationist, hunter and fisherman called me Wednesday morning about an issue he said “gets my goat.” Too many landowners, he complained, whether farmers and ranchers or people with long driveways, already are mowing their roadsides.

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