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Corn acres: 97.3 million, analysts say

03/25/2013 @ 1:25pm

The following are analysts' estimates in millions of acres for the 2013 U.S. Prospective Plantings report, as compiled by Dow Jones Newswires. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is scheduled to release its report at noon EDT Thursday. Parentheses denote the number of estimates in that average and range.

                    Average   Range    2012 Seedings 
   Corn (21)          97.3    96.8-98.0  97.2 
   Soybeans (21)      78.5    77.5-80.0  77.2 
   All Wheat (16)     56.4    56.0-57.2  55.7 
   Spring Wheat (15)  12.5    11.9-13.8  12.3 
   Durum (15-)         2.1     2.0-2.3    2.1 
                                       All   Other

Corn Soy Wheat Spring Durum

ABN Amro                 98.0  78.0 56.2  12.4   2.0 
   ADM Invs                 97.0  79.5 56.0  12.4   2.0 
   Agrivisor                97.0  78.5 57.0  12.8   2.2 
   Allendale                97.0  78.3 56.3  12.1   2.2 
   Alpari                   98.0  78.2  n/a   n/a   n/a 
   Commd Info Systems       97.0  78.9 56.0   n/a   n/a 
   Citigroup                96.8  77.6 56.1  12.3   2.2 
   Doane                    97.1  78.7 57.2  13.3   2.1 
   Farm Fut                 97.4  79.1 56.1  11.9   2.1 
   Futures Intl             97.0  77.5  n/a  13.8   2.3 
   Global Commd Analytics   96.9  78.1 57.1   n/a   n/a 
   *Informa                 97.8  78.5 56.1  12.4   2.0 
   Jefferies Bache          96.8  78.5 56.9  12.4   2.2 
   Kropf/Love               97.5  78.5 56.5  12.7   2.0 
   Newedge                  97.5  78.8 56.8  12.8   2.3 
   Prime Ag                 98.0  80.0  n/a   n/a   n/a 
   Rice Dairy               97.6  78.5 56.1  12.2   2.1 
   Risk Mang Commod         96.8  78.0  n/a   n/a   n/a 
   RJ O'Brien               97.0  78.5 56.3  12.2   2.1 
   US Commodities           97.5  77.5  n/a   n/a   n/a 
   Water Street Solutions   96.8  79.1 56.1  12.1   2.2

*From trade sources

-Write to Andrew Johnson Jr. at andrew.johnsonjr@dowjones.com

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

March 25, 2013 12:31 ET (16:31 GMT)

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