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Day One – Special Edition In Depth News Magazine with Ray Jenkins

Posted: Monday, March 21st, 2011 at 6:22 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Dr. Bob Leonard

Southern farmers who have been growing corn in recent years because of high corn prices are increasing their cotton plantings this spring. Ray Jenkins with Cargill, Eddyville tells KNIA/KRLS News that cotton prices are now very high, and early spring plantings in the cotton belt indicate that fewer corn acres and more cotton acres are being planted. This move by southern farmers should result in better corn prices this fall for farmers in Marion County. For more information on domestic and foreign impacts on prices paid to Marion County farmers for their crops, tune in to the first program in a special ten part Special Edition In Depth Newsmagazine on agriculture in Marion County, at 8am, 1pm, and 6pm today.