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Drought and record high temperatures in Russia and locusts in Australia threaten global wheat production. How planting decisions made by farmers could affect world-wide grain prices and supplies.
- Jerry McReynolds wheat producer president, National Association of Wheat Growers
- Alan Tracy President of U.S. Wheat Associates
- Chris Hurt professor of agricultural economics at Purdue University
- Maximo Torero Division Director of the Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute
- William Mauldin Moscow Deputy Bureau Chief for Dow Jones News Wire and the Wall Street Journal
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