Fortenbery forecast

Randy Fortenbery, small grains economist at Washington State University, will present his view of the wheat market at this year's  Spokane Ag Show.

SPOKANE — Grain prices are likely to be a little higher this year, but not enough to offset higher input costs, an expert says.

"They might even be more attractive if we can sort out some of these trade disruptions and frictions," said Randy Fortenbery, small grains economist at Washington State University. "But at least we haven't completely collapsed on the grain price side."

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Field Reporter, Spokane

I have been covering wheat and other topics for Capital Press since 2008. Recent stories include emus, radicchio, aphids, Q&As with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, National Association of Wheat Growers president Nicole Berg of Paterson, Wash., and national FFA president Cole Baerlocher, of Colfax, Wash; and a look at umami, or savoriness, the fifth basic taste sensation. If you have a news tip, please contact me at 509-688-9923 or mweaver@capitalpress.com

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