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Export Sales

• Wheat:  Net sales of 711,800 metric tons for 2018/2019 were up 89 percent from the previous week and 58 percent from the prior 4-week average.   • Corn:    Net sales of 1,177,500 MT for 2018/2019 were down 7 percent from the previous week, but up 26 percent from the prior 4-week average.  • Soybeans:    Net sales of 890,900 MT for 2018/2019 were up 42 percent from the previous week and 87 percent from the prior 4-week average.   • Soybean Cake and Meal:    Net sales of 287,300 MT for 2018/2019 were up 52 percent from the previous week and 4 percent from the prior 4-week average.   • Soybean Oil:    Net sales of 21,000 MT for 2018/2...

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