The UK May wheat futures price is up by £3 per tonne – its highest level since October 2011 – as the recent dry weather in South America takes its toll.According to the HGCA’s latest market report: “Pre-Christmas economic uncertainty has been washed away as dry weather in South America heightens concern for developing crops.”The report, published this week, said that little rain had been seen in parts of southern Brazil for up to 45 days, while Argentina had experienced a prolonged dry period. From 16-30 December 2011, May 2012 LIFFE wheat in the UK gained £10 per tonne, to £154p/t and, at 1pm on 3 January, was up to £158p/t.The HGCA said volatile currencies were expected in 2012, with the main players all trying to devalue to boost exports.• In related news, the total UK wheat crop, from the 2011 harvest, was put at 15.257Mt, down 0.106Mt, according to Defra’s final UK crop production estimate, published on 22 December.
Cal looks to end streak vs Washington St. Associated Press February 18, 2020 BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Washington State’s CJ Elleby has averaged 18.7 points and 7.5 rebounds while Isaac Bonton has put up 13.7 points. For the Golden Bears, Matt Bradley has averaged 17.8 points and 5.1 rebounds while Grant Anticevich has put up 8.4 points and 5.6 rebounds.MIGHTY MATT: Bradley has connected on 38.1 percent of the 134 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 8 of 18 over the last three games. He’s also converted 84.2 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: Washington State is 0-6 this year when it scores 62 points or fewer and 14-6 when it scores at least 63.COLD SPELL: Cal has lost its last seven road games, scoring 53.4 points, while allowing 69.1 per game.DID YOU KNOW: Washington State has committed a turnover on just 16.6 percent of its possessions this season, which is the second-best percentage among all Pac-12 teams. The Cougars have turned the ball over only 11.7 times per game this season.___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCal (10-15, 4-8) vs. Washington State (14-12, 5-8)Wallis Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Pullman, Washington; Wednesday, 10 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Washington State looks to extend Cal’s conference losing streak to five games. Cal’s last Pac-12 win came against the Oregon State Beavers 69-67 on Feb. 1. Washington State lost 70-51 on the road to Southern California on Saturday.