The Farmer and the Rancher
Vast, dry, and flat. The Great Plains of the continental US stretch from the foot of the Rockies through to the grasslands by the Mississippi, as far north as Canada and as far south as Texas. Covering 1.3 million square kilometres (a size roughly equivalent to Peru), it is renowned for being an immense expanse of farms and paddocks, with a tree, a creek or a town thrown in for variety every so often.
This article is published as David A Hennessy, Hongli Feng, Mike Wimberly, Tong Wang, Adnan Akyüz, Peter Wolter, Larry Janssen. The Farmer and the Rancher. scientia.global (2017). doi: 10.26320/SCIENTIA11 . Posted with permission.