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|Soybean acreage may double this year|
County Agent Glen Daniels said this week that soybean acreage may double last year despite a shortage of seed.
"Soybean prices are about $12 a bushel, so we'll see an increase in acreage," Daniels said.
Last year, farmers planted about 40,000 acres in soybeans. That acreage may reach 80,000 this year, said Daniels, "depending on seed, which is scare due droughts last year."
He said he is urging farmers to hold off on planting right now.
"I think soybean farmers need to wait to until around the 10th of April before they plant," he said.
Corn acreage in the parish is about 70 percent planted.
"Last week's break in the weather enabled a lot of farmers to get in the fields and plant corn," said Daniels. "Some places got rain and others did not. If we don't get much rain this week, we'll finish planting corn in a few days."
Corn acreage will be less this year than the 30,000 acres planted in 2007, said Daniel.
Cotton planting will begin during the second week of April for some farmers, said Daniels. He predicted that this year's acreage will be about 25,000 this year, down from last year's 30,000 acres.
Despite good crop prices, Daniels said farmers face rising expenses, all related to escalating fuel costs.
Diesel now averages about $4 per gallon and the cost of Roundup has doubled -- from $26 a gallon last year to $52 a gallon this year.
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