Miscanthus giganteus plant stands in Dave Griggs' empty field

February 9, 2013 | 4:52 p.m. CST
A Miscanthus giganteus plant stands Oct. 10 in Dave Griggs' empty field. The field should have been completely filled with 10-foot tall Miscanthus giganteus, but last year's drought caused the majority of the crop to not grow. It was Griggs' second attempt to grow the crop that has been used as a source of heat and electricity, and it has been converted into biofuel products such as ethanol.

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