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on May 1, 2012

German corn planting may beat forecasts

Increased use a response to crop losses due to frost

German corn planting may beat all previous forecasts as farmers use the crop to replace winter grains and rapeseed that were lost to frost damage, according to industry group Deutsches Maiskomitee e.V.

The corn may be used for both animal feed and to produce biogas. The decision may affect local prices, as some regions where winter kill was concentrated may have insufficient drying capacity to handle increased corn production, said the group.

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