Dakotas could soon become a top corn producer, analysts say

03/19/2013 | Reuters

North and South Dakota could soon rival Iowa, Illinois and Indiana in corn output, thanks to changing weather patterns, improved seed technologies and strong demand for the grain for ethanol production and other uses, analysts said. "There is tremendous demand for corn right now, and certainly corn has risen to the top as the farm product with the highest value and demand," said Nathan Franzen, president of First Dakota National Bank's agribusiness unit.

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