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Farmers expected to plant less corn this year

Farmers are expected to plant less corn this year, which could mean continuing higher costs for consumers at the grocery store, AP reported. Corn prices have skyrocketed in recent years, helped by the burgeoning ethanol industry, which turns the crop into fuel, and rising worldwide demand for food. The higher prices have hurt poultry, beef and pork companies, who use corn to feed their animals.

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