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Fri Nov 9, 2012 11:33 AM CST

CHICAGO (Dow Jones) -- Private analytical firm Informa Economics on Friday raised its outlook for U.S. corn, soybean and wheat plantings in 2013, traders said.

Informa, a closely watched crop forecaster, pegged corn plantings at 97.7 million acres, up from its October estimate of 97.5 million acres, traders said. The firm projected soybean plantings at 80.1 million acres, up slightly from its October forecast of 80 million, and raised its wheat plantings outlook to 57.1 million from October's 56.8 million estimate.

If Informa's planting projections are realized, farmers in 2013 will harvest a record 14.641 billion bushels of corn, assuming ...

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