Saving lives, money and time—with corn?

Standing corn row windbreaks, used in northern Midwest and Plains states, are part of a larger program supporting living snow fences. These windbreaks benefit DOTs and communities by reducing winter road closures and the associated costs, decreasing crashes, and reducing the use of salt and sand, which also helps budgets and the environment. Many states in the “snow belt” employ this as part of a broader living snow fence technique.