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Traders Gobble Up Wheat Amid Great Plains Drought

Drought in the Great Plains is decimating an important portion of the U.S. wheat crop, pushing prices to multiyear highs and drawing hedge funds and other speculative investors to a typically lonely corner of financial markets.

 

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