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Floor Talk January 3

Wheat futures rose to the highest level in a month overnight amid fears about widespread winterkill in the winter wheat crop. Temperatures for the past week have, obviously, been extremely low and some analysts are saying three-fourths of the crop was at risk for damage. Wheat added 2-4 cents, corn gained 2 cents and soybeans rose 3 cents. It's going to remain cold throughout the central Midwest today with wind chills near 25 below zero. In the southern Plains, it's still cold, but a warmup is expected as the week goes on with temperatures in the 50s this weekend. In export news, inspections for corn were up week-to-week but down for soybeans and wheat. Check out all the details in today's 3 Big Things at

Brent Crude Oil = up 0.6%.

West Texas Intermediate = up 0.8%.

Dollar = up 0.2%.

Wall Street = U.S. stock futures higher in pre-bell trading.

World Markets = Global stocks higher overnight.

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