Midwesterners are Afraid of Cactus

Really they are. According to the latest news from the midwest’s farm industry news source, Farm Gate, that is.

Global warming or not, you may have cactus growing on your Cornbelt farm, and it may become a sticky issue to deal with, literally and figuratively. The pricklypear cactus has become an invasive specie of sorts, making its way from the desert southwest to pastures and fencerows of the Midwest. And you may prefer to wrestle a grizzly bear than a pricklypear.

It’s probably true. They’ve become a real problem for cattle in Australia, and if they escape from the fencerows into the fields, and there’s a big drought, then the cows will feel the hurt.

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