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Illinois: Corn acres down 1 percent, beans up 1 percent

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Illinois corn growers  intend to plant 11.9 million acres of corn in 2014, down 1 percent from 2013.
Soybean planted area is expected to total 9.5 million acres, up 1 percent from the previous year.
Sorghum is expected to be planted in 30,000 acres, up 30 percent from 2013.
Winter wheat area seeded last fall is estimated at 740,000 acres, down 15 percent from the previous year.
The area planted to oats is expected to total 35,000 acres, down 12 percent from 2013.


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