Strong outside markets push crop futures higher

Strong outside markets push crop futures higher

Rain this week may slow wheat harvest and spring planting. (audio)

Corn, soybeans and wheat are higher on Tuesday helped by surging equity markets, which got a boost from strong new home sales in April.
Rain this week may slow the remainder of corn and soybean planting in the Midwest and slow the winter wheat harvest that is just getting under way in the southern Plains.

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

Corn, soybeans and wheat are higher. (Photo: maciek905/Thinkstock)

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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