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Crop markets wait for planting weather

Winter wheat gets more rain. (audio)

Corn futures are about unchanged and soybeans a little higher as traders watch the weather wondering if Midwest farmers will be able to plant those crops this week or next week. Rain moves through the Midwest today and Thursday but Friday should be drier. The latest 6- to 10-day outlook (April 24-28) puts more rain in western Midwest along with warm weather.

The winter wheat in the central Plains should have more rain this week.

Listen to the report using the audio link on this page.

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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