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32 - CAPE GAZETTE - Friday, April 11 - Monday, April 14, 2008 Carney opens Sussex headquarters Lt. Gay. John Carney was joined by more than 100 support- ers Saturday, April 5, for the opening of his Sussex County headquarters in Georgetown. People from all over the coun- ty came to talk with Carney and offer their support in his run for governor. "It's great to have the support of so many people here in Sussex County," said Carney. "This region is vital to our state's economy, and I'm committed to working with all of you to create jobs, build world-class schools and make Delaware an even better place to live, work and raise a fami- ly." Following the office opening, Carney attended the Sussex County Democrats Spring Dinner and Dance at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. Gov. Ruth Ann Minner, Sen. Joe Biden, Sen. Tom Carper and other elected officials from around the county and state were also in attendance. Shown in front at the ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the Sussex County headquarters are (l-r) Joanne and Joe Conaway, Carney, Bob Stickels, Linda Cavanaugh and Bill Bunting. SubmlUed photo Child Development Resource Center Pre-School Rle photo The U.S. Department of Agriculture anticipates the country will see fewer acres of corn harvested next fall. Rising fuel costs and better prices for crops that require less input than corn are contributing to farmers' cutting back corn acreage. Corn Continued from page 30 less corn may be planted this year because the prices farmers get for other crops are increasing, while corn costs more than other crops to grow. "Corn has a higher input cost for nitrogen fertilizers and for the seed cost itself," said Whaiey. The USDA predicts soybean acreage will increase by 18 per- cent this year, another reason less corn may be planted. "Soybeans are a big factor. There is less risk and less money tied up in soy- beans," Whaley said. The input cost to farmers for soybeans is lower, said Jestice, but they have other advantages as well. "Soybeans need up to 50 percent less water. It would be cheaper to grow soybeans," he said. Jestice has said that it can cost farmers tens of thousands of dollars to fuel the pumps needed for corn irrigation. According to the USDA, Delaware produced 0.2 percent of the nation's corn value in 2006. Farmers in the state harvested 23,345,000 bushels of corn, worth $81.7 million in 2006, and 5,487,000 bushels of soybeans that year, worth $32,922,000, according to the -Delaware Department of Agriculture. Because grain markets focus on the Midwest and conditions there, weather in that part of the country could still affect how much corn farmers in the rest of the country, including Delaware, plant. Whaley said grain commodity price can be determined by weath- er in the Midwest, especially the so-called corn belt of Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and parts of surrounding states. Contact Leah Hoenen at leah @ RE6ISTRA00ON for Fall 2008-2009 Pre-School and Playi-t'o-Learn 6roups Call or visit our website for details. FALL PRE-SCHOOL Moons: 20-26 months (2 years) Fridays 9:30-11:30 Stars: 27-44 months (2 1/4-3 1l 2 years) Mon/Wed/Fri or Tues/Thurs options 8:30-11:00 Rockets: 45-60 months (3 3/4-5+ years) MonlWed/Fri, Tues/Thurs, or 5 day options 12:15-: Custom Installed Home Theater CUSTOMIZING YOUR HOME THEATER 721 REHOBOTH AVENUE, REHOBOTH BEACH, DE