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Markets try to firm into weekend

Cooler week ahead trims gains. (Video report)

Grain futures are trying to hold at the end of a down week, but the cooler forecasts that caused the break limited gains overnight. Concerns about demand also surfaced Thursday following another tepid export sales report as traders wonder what China will do with all the soybeans it bought earlier in the year.

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Bryce Knorr first joined Farm Futures Magazine in 1987. In addition to analyzing and writing about the commodity markets, he is a former futures introducing broker and is a registered Commodity Trading Advisor. He conducts Farm Futures exclusive surveys on acreage, production and management issues and is one of the analysts regularly contracted by business wire services before major USDA crop reports. Besides the Morning Call on www.FarmFutures.com he writes weekly reviews for corn, soybeans, and wheat that include selling price targets, charts and seasonal trends. His other weekly reviews on basis, energy, fertilizer and financial markets and feature price forecasts for key crop inputs. A journalist with 38 years of experience, he received the Master Writers Award from the American Agricultural Editors Association.

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