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La. wheat acreage expected to increase

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Posted: Aug 31, 2010 5:38 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Updated: Aug 31, 2010 10:34 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Louisiana, wheat, acreage, acres, plant, farming, prices, farm

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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