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It went from being wild native prairie to rangeland that was extremely overgrazed. Then the government stepped in and initiated some research into proper grazing practices on rangeland and improving rangeland health, and the land slowly came back from being overgrazed to being healthy again. Also, a lot of tracts of land that were used for grazing cattle were turned over to be used for crops. But there is still a lot of land available to ranch cattle on, land that is not suitable to grow crops on.

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Q: How did the land used for cattle ranching change between 1850 and 1990?
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