News Summary: Crop prices rise as harvest comes in

AP News
Posted: Sep 19, 2012 5:57 PM

GROWING: Prices for wheat, corn and soybeans all rose about 2 percent after falling for the first part of the week.

DROUGHT WORRIES DRYING UP: Over the summer, drought sent prices for those crops rocketing higher. Now, as farmer harvest the crops, investors are figuring out what the proper price really is.

METALS MANIA: Industrial metals copper, palladium and platinum all rose, likely pushed higher by a pair of encouraging reports about the U.S. housing market.