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Farmers Intend To Plant The Most Corn Since 1936

Posted: 29 March, 2013

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The USDA reports that farmers intend to plant 97.3 million acres of corn this year, the most since 1936.  The spring planting survey released Thursday says the 2013 corn planting forecast is up slightly from last year’s 97.2 million acres. Corn remains profitable, as prices are strong after last year’s drought left the grain in short supply. But some Corn Belt states will continue to be affected by the worst drought since the 1950s. Nebraska corn-growers are forecast to plant 9.9 million acres, which is down one percent from last year. It would still be the second-largest acreage on record.

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