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La. wheat acreage expected to increase

4 years ago August 31, 2010 Aug 31, 2010 Tuesday, August 31 2010 Tuesday, August 31, 2010 4:38:48 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Andrea Fontenot

Louisiana's wheat acreage could easily double this year from the 150,000 acres planted last year, because prices are up substantially.

Experts say wheat seed will be hard to get, and  bad planting conditions last fall and decreased wheat acreage resulted in less seed available this year, when there's triple the demand.

Prices have increased because drought wiped out one-third of Russia's wheat crop, plus market speculation.

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