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Market Update for May 11, 2018

Ben Potter says it was a bullish WASDE for soybeans and yo-yo week for corn, soybeans and wheat. (audio)

It was a yo-yo week, with corn, soybeans and wheat all ending on a down note.

Soybeans got the most bullish news they could in this week's WASDE report, out on Thursday.

China wasn't the No. 1 buyer of soybeans this week.

How much field work did farmers accomplish this week? Check back on Monday afternoon for the latest Crop Progress report.

Senior Editor Ben Potter brings more than 14 years of professional agricultural communications and journalism experience to Farm Futures. He began working in the industry in the highly specific world of southern row crop production. Since that time, he has expanded his knowledge to cover a broad range of topics relevant to agriculture, including agronomy, machinery, technology, business, marketing, politics and weather. He has won several writing awards from the American Agricultural Editors Association, most recently on two features about drones and farmers who operate distilleries as a side business. Ben is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

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