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Randy Fortenbery, small grains economist at Washington State University, will discuss the outlook for grain prices during his virtual Spokane Ag Show presentation.

At this time of year, wheat farmers should pay attention to the pace of exports, a Northwest ag economist says.

If there are more exports than the USDA projections, that’s price positive. If there are less, prices might decline, said Randy Fortenbery, small grains economist at Washington State University.

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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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