When does it make sense to plant corn in Iowa?

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The Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Corn Research Association are pushing to increase the number of corn plants on Iowa farms, a move that could boost corn prices by at least $1.40 per bushel.

Iowa farmers are planting at least 15 million bushels of corn this year, up from the 5.7 million they planted in 2017, according to the state Department of Agriculture.

In 2017, the state planted a total of 4.5 million bushels of corn, which is nearly half the annual corn crop.

The state also planted more than 1.3 million bushes of corn in the first two months of 2018, an increase of nearly 40 percent.

The state’s corn production is also expected to continue to rise this year.

Agriculture Secretary Joe Moorhead said that the corn planting program is intended to create a new level of corn production and diversify the state’s supply of corn.

“That’s what we’re trying to achieve with this corn planting initiative,” Moorhead told The Des Moines Register.

“The goal is to increase production, diversify our supply, and increase corn prices in Iowa.”

The Iowa Corn Marketing Board said in a statement that the increased planting program will help farmers avoid paying for fertilizer and pesticides, which will help the state achieve its goal of doubling its corn production by 2022.

The increase in corn planting is not necessarily due to the corn farmers’ increase in crop production.

A study published in April found that the price of corn has risen faster in recent years than other crops, such as soybeans, which have also seen increases.

This year, the corn growers association says that corn production will increase by 6.6 percent to 8.6 million bushenls, which would translate to an increase in price by $1 per bushel.

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