What do today’s farmers have in common with Chicago Cubs fans? “Wait ‘til next year.”   Jody Lawrence, an agricultural marketing specialist who spoke to the Illinois Commodity Conference in Bloomington, says 2013 stands to be a good one for corn and soybeans.
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“Absolutely,” he says.“There’s great price margin right now on just average yield for what the input costs are going to be for 2013, and a little bit of planning and some advance sales now can net you $200, $300, $400 an acre profit, which is historically on the very high end of what you can get this time of year.”  He says U. S. farmers could be planting 97.5 million acres of corn and 80 million acres of soybeans next year.
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