USDA to release first look at 2013 crop estimate
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The USDA is releasing its first estimate of the 2013 crop size in its spring planting report.
After a year dominated by worst drought since the 1950s, farmers are looking ahead to the next crop. Some analysts are expecting slightly more corn and soybeans to be planted than a year ago.
Farmers planted 97.2 million acres of corn last year, the most since 1937. Some analysts are expecting corn acres at around 97.5 million acres.
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