A July 19, 2012, file photo shows a corn field near Springfield, Neb. The USDA is releasing its first estimate of the 2013 crop size in its spring planting report on Thursday, March 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, file) Copyright 2012, The Associated Press
USDA: Highest corn acreage since 1936 expected
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Farmers intend to plant 97.3 million acres of corn this year, the most since 1936, the USDA's spring planting survey said Thursday.
The survey said the 2013 corn planting forecast is up slightly from last year's 97.2 million acres.
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