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Winter wheat nears 8-month high as exports rise, dollar falls

Corn, soybeans post modest losses. (audio)

Winter wheat futures held modest gains on Thursday, which was enough to put soft red winter wheat at its highest since June. The gains followed better-than-expected weekly export sales and the dollar dropping to a one-week low.

Corn and soybeans are a little lower with soybeans now lower for the week.

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Farm Futures Senior Editor Bob Burgdorfer comes to Penton Farm Progress with experience as a reporter covering grain markets and other global news with Reuters, Inc. A journalism graduate from Kansas State University, Bob has also worked at daily newspapers and Knight-Ridder as a commodity reporter, covering grains and livestock. He has earned five writing awards for his coverage of Mad Cow Disease, immigration issues and other international breaking news stories.

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