Spring wheat futures rose more than 10 cents a bushel on Friday as rain was forecast this weekend in the Northern Plains, which could halt harvesting and hurt grain quality.
Corn and soybeans were higher, with September soybeans posting strong gains in reaction to tight supplies ahead of the fall harvest.
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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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