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    FILE - In this April 4, 2013 file photo a central Illinois corn and soybean farmer cultivates his field for spring planting in Waverly, Ill. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its annual forecast released Monday, March 31, 2014 the number of acres devoted to corn is expected to shrink about 4 percent this year as farmers devote more of their land to soybeans. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)



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    In this May 5, 2011 photo provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, three of the 80 beehives on Brookview Farm in Manakin-Sabot, Va., are seen. The USDA hopes to help honeybees by providing $3 million to farmers and ranchers in five states to improve their pastures. It turns out that dairy cows and bees like many of the same plants. (AP Photo/USDA, Lance Cheung)


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    In this May 21, 2013 photo provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a honeybee is attracted to a flower near an apiary in Washington, D.C. The USDA hopes to help honeybees by providing $3 million to farmers and ranchers in five states to improve their pastures. It turns out that dairy cows and bees like many of the same plants. (AP Photo/USDA, Lance Cheung)



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    In this May 22, 2013 photo provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a queen Italian honeybee, the large bee just left of center, is surrounded on an apiary nest in Washington, D.C. The USDA hopes to help honeybees by providing $3 million to farmers and ranchers in five states to improve their pastures. It turns out that dairy cows and bees like many of the same plants. (AP Photo/USDA, Lance Cheung)


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    In this May 21, 2013 photo provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a honeybee is attracted to a flower near an apiary in Washington, D.C. The USDA hopes to help honeybees by providing $3 million to farmers and ranchers in five states to improve their pastures. It turns out that dairy cows and bees like many of the same plants. (AP Photo/USDA, Lance Cheung)


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    In this May 22, 2013 photo provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, honeybees with "saddlebags" of pollen attached to their hind legs return to an apiary in Washington, D.C. The USDA hopes to help honeybees by providing $3 million to farmers and ranchers in five states to improve their pastures. It turns out that dairy cows and bees like many of the same plants. (AP Photo/USDA, Lance Cheung)



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