Corn and wheat futures settled sharply higher Thursday, while gold and silver slipped.
Energy prices were little changed.
In July contracts, corn rose 15.75 cents to $6.4875 a bushel, an increase of 2.5 percent. Wheat rose 17.50 cents to $7.235 a bushel, also up 2.5 percent.
Soybeans rose 18 cents, or 1.3 percent, to $14.0875 a bushel.
The price of crude oil fell slightly as the dollar...