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Agriculture: Higher Volumes, Lower Prices

1:46 PM MST | January 10, 2011

Crop protection and seed volumes are expected to increase in 2011, but the favorable volume outlook will be partially offset by competitive price pressures, says Jim Loar, senior v.p./sales and marketing, agribusiness at Wilbur-Ellis (San Francisco), an international marketer and distributor of agricultural products. “Cotton acreage appears to be the big winner with a ‘low teens’ percentage increase expected,” Loar says. “Soybeans should follow in the mid to high single digit percentage growth in acres with corn acres up in the low to mid-single digit...

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