The USDA acreage report Friday shows 92.9 million acres of corn planted in 2007, 3% more than the March projection, 19% more than last year's plantings, and the most since World War II.
State records were set in
New corn acres mainly come at the expense of soybeans in the
Biotech seed varieties made up 73% of corn acres, up 12% from last year, and soybean and cotton farmers also planted higher percentages of biotech, at 91% and 87% respectively.
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