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Associated Press, Published May 31 2013

USDA: Wheat prices down in North Dakota

FARGO — The U.S. Agriculture Department says preliminary spring wheat prices in North Dakota are down 17 cents from the previous month.

The North Dakota office of the National Agriculture Statistics Service says the price in May was $7.65 a bushel. Durum wheat, at $7.90 a bushel, decreased 7 cents from April, and winter wheat, at $7.20 a bushel, decreased 16 cents over the month.

The preliminary all sunflower price, at $23.60 per hundredweight, is down $1.40 from last month.

The Ag Department says soybeans, at $13.80 per bushel, increased 30 cents from last month.

Corn decreased 9 cents from the previous month to $6.50 per bushel.

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