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WILLMAR -- According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Prospective Plantings Report, our nation's farmers intend to plant 92.2 million acres of corn this spring, up 5 percent from 2010 and 7 percent higher than in 2009. This would be the second highest planted acreage of corn since 1944, exceeded only by the 93.5 million acres planted in 2007.


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