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Corn is still king in Iowa, but soybeans are catching up

Iowa farmers expect to plant 600,000 more acres to soybeans this year in a search for stronger returns. But the bump still isn't enough to unseat corn as king in a state that has led the nation in production for more than two decades.

U.S. growers plan to plant a record 89.5 million acres to soybeans this year, right behind corn's nearly 90 million acres, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Friday. It's the nation's first look at growers' planting intentions.​



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