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Crop specialist explains record number of soybean acres

It’s in your margarine, bread, crayons and building materials, but you probably don’t realize it. Soybeans are everywhere.
A new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service predicts that farmers will plant a record amount of soybean in 2014. However, a Kansas State University crop production specialist says the numbers may be deceiving.
Ignacio Ciampitti, assistant professor of crop production and cropping systems, says there is a small increase in the amount of soybeans being planted this year, which may be because corn prices are so low. Ciampitti says the large number ...

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