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Informa Boosts Overall Acreage
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Fri Jan 17, 2014 03:55 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- Private analytical firm Informa Economics said it expects farmers to plant 3.2 million more acres to 12 major crops in 2014 as land leaves the Conservation Reserve Program and prevented planting acres return to a more normal level.

As a result, Informa's surveys indicate that overall corn and soybean acreage will increase 2.7 million acres from 2013. That puts corn acreage at 93.3 ma, which is 2 ma lower than last year but 1.5 ma higher than Informa's previous forecast.

Farmers outside of the Corn Belt are likely to trim corn acreage the most, about 1.1 million ...

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