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Ag Review - November 2018

WPI's monthly publication features analyses of U.S. agribusiness, the U.S. soybean crushing complex, the U.S. meat and livestock industry, the global outlook for farm inputs, and policy trends. It also provides a review of agribusiness stock prices along with expectations for future performance...

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GOOD MORNING, Prices are mixed this morning, with soyoil lower on the back of a palm oil sell-off, while all other markets are higher.  Conflicting stories continue to circulate for China and beans, but according to Shanghai's JCI, China will have to purchase US beans to cover any shortage...

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Technical Views - Within Ranges

SPREADS August crush trades lower, down to 80.46c/bu, while oilshare trends down to 32.41%.  Spreads are firmer with Jul/Dec corn narrowing into 13 1/4c from 14c, and Julyl/Sep trading from 4c to 4 1/4c.  July/Nov beans trades from 8 1/2c to 9 1/4c, while Jul/Dec meal trades from $8.2...

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Meat Packer Concentration – Again

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feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

AM Outlook - Conflicting Stories Create Trading Ranges

GOOD MORNING, Prices are mixed this morning, with soyoil lower on the back of a palm oil sell-off, while all other markets are higher.  Conflicting stories continue to circulate for China and beans, but according to Shanghai's JCI, China will have to purchase US beans to cover any shortage...

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Weighing in on strategic realignment

WPI’s team was retained by the governing board of a U.S. industry organization to review a decision, reached by vote, to invest significant assets into the development and management of an export trading company. WPI’s team conducted a formal review of this decision and concluded that the current level of market saturation would limit the benefits of the investment. Based on WPI’s analysis and recommended actions, the board subsequently reversed its decision and undertook a strategic planning effort to identify more impactful investments. On behalf of numerous clients, WPI has not only assisted in identifying strategic paths but also advised their implementation.

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