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Aug 31, 2010 7:29 AM by Sharlee Barriere

Louisiana Wheat Acreage Expected to Increase

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU AgCenter expert Steve Harrison says
Louisiana's wheat acreage could easily double this year from the
150,000 acres planted last year, because prices are up
substantially.
Harrison, a small grains breeder, says that seed is "locked
up" and will be hard to get. He says bad planting conditions last
fall and decreased wheat acreage resulted in less seed available
this year, when there's triple the demand.
AgCenter economist Kurt Guidry says prices have increased
because drought wiped out one-third of Russia's wheat crop, plus
market speculation.

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