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South African farmers intend to plant 35 percent more hectares of maize than last season as improved weather conditions encourage them to sow, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday.

South Africa’s Crop Estimates Committee is expected to forecast the planted area at 2.62 million hectares, 35 percent higher than 1.947 million hectares planted last year, according to an average estimate of five trading houses polled by Reuters.

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