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WASHINGTON - Global food supply expectations got a boost Tuesday as the US Department of Agriculture forecast a record global wheat crop and a new high mark for US corn output. 

Wheat grows in a field near Tioga, North Dakota on August 19, 2013

Other important US crops, including rice and soybeans, were also forecast to gain significantly, likely helping to keep a lid on the rise in global food prices in the first quarter of the year.

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