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Guess That Acreage: How much corn will be planted in 2007?
According to USDA 2007 will see the highest acreage of corn planted since 1944--smashing last year's 79 million acres out of the park. If you want to know how much you'll have to click through to Ken Cook's blog, Mulch. I can tell you this, though: Over 96 percent will be sprayed with weed killers, all will get fertilizer, and almost 70 percent will be GMOs.
Just to keep this in perspective, the last reported certified organic corn acreage, in 2005, was 138,000 acres.