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Elaine Shein Associate Managing Editor
Wed Jul 17, 2013 03:15 PM CDT

Could fields of rippling wheat heads and bright yellow canola blossoms in Western Canada really become millions of acres of corn 10 years from now?

Companies such as Monsanto and DuPont Pioneer believe research will help provide the key to expand that crop option beyond mostly southern Manitoba in Canada's western provinces. Both companies have earlier-maturing hybrids in their research pipelines that could become available within the next three to five years.

However, the ambitious research programs might not be the only factor that could influence Canadian farmers to consider planting corn.

Farmers in the Prairies have been challenged with ...

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