In this April 4, 2011 photo, central Illinois corn and soybean farmer Gary Niemeyer readies his DEKALB seed corn for spring planting at his farm near Auburn, Ill. DEKALB is one of Monsanto's leading ... more 
In this April 4, 2011 photo, central Illinois corn and soybean farmer Gary Niemeyer readies his DEKALB seed corn for spring planting at his farm near Auburn, Ill. DEKALB is one of Monsanto's leading North American brands. In addition to exclusive corn hybrids, DEKALB offers a full line of specialty crops including alfalfa, grain sorghum, and spring and winter canola. While most of the American economy has struggled the past few years companies with a hand in agriculture have enjoyed a good ride. High food prices that have pumped up farmer income have also improved the fortunes of companies like Deer & Company, ADM, Monsanto and Syngenta. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Seth Perlman
Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:34 PM EDT