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Markets all started easier Thursday evening and finished the night session mixed with corn down less than a penny, soybeans up 1-2 cents, KC and Chicago wheat down 6-7 cents, and Minneapolis wheat 1-2 cents lower. This pattern didn’t change throughout today’s session except for soybeans, which turned lower and stayed that way. Following is a list of the more significant news items at the end of the week  The six-10 day weather forecasts indicate a good chance for meaningful precipitation across the drought-stricken southern Plains. President Trump has indicated he might want to rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). There were no daily export sales announcements. U.S. equity markets were modestly lower. Cr...

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