Expected corn boom could cause seed shortage
Agriculture officials say an expected boom in corn plantings this spring could cause a shortage of corn seed. The U.S. Agriculture Department says North Dakota farmers are expected to plant 3.4 million acres of corn this year. That's a 52 percent increase, the largest in the country. South Dakota Agriculture Secretary Walt Bones says the national increase in demand will put pressure on seed stocks, particularly for new hybrid varieties of corn.Word count: 127
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