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Grain markets ended the week mixed as a stronger U.S. Dollar led to some profit-taking on Friday, somewhat capping the substantial gains made in soybean prices. Conversely, wheat prices were set to close positive for the week but Friday’s strength in the U.S. Dollar, profit-taking, and increasing winter wheat harvest activity turned the complex red.…

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