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AM Outlook - New Month, New Money

GOOD MORNING, It's the start of a new month with new money flows.  The commitment-of-trader's report will be released today due to the holiday.  The funds spent Friday purchasing more grains and selling more beans.  USDA weekly export sales were released on Friday and were good across the board.  China was a buyer of 569 tmt of beans.  Bean sales totaled 1.664 mmt, above the expected, and accumulated exports to date stand at 14.490 mmt vs. 11.734 mmt year ago.  US bean shipments that had been backing up in Chinese ports due to pre-payment of tariffs before they were rebated by the gov. have reportedly been cleared up.  Products continue a consolidation phase at trading range lows, with meal losing to side...

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SPREADS March crush trades at 1.00c/bu while oilshare backs down to 35.22%.  Traders are buying meal / selling soyoil today with lower palm oil price activity.  Spreads are weaker in corn, with July/Dec trading out to 2 3/4c from 1 1/4c.  March/May corn is steady/firmer with trad...

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AM Outlook - Firm Ranges

GOOD MORNING, The market remains focused this week on South American weather, harvest pressure, and signs of any Chinese purchases.   Last week the corn market reversed course, breaking to new lows on Thursday only to take back those losses on Friday, in effect showing us its trading...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

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feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Technical Views - Exit and Reassess

SPREADS March crush trades at 1.00c/bu while oilshare backs down to 35.22%.  Traders are buying meal / selling soyoil today with lower palm oil price activity.  Spreads are weaker in corn, with July/Dec trading out to 2 3/4c from 1 1/4c.  March/May corn is steady/firmer with trad...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

AM Outlook - Firm Ranges

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Hey Phil Hogan, How’s the New Job Going?

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Forecasting developments in production agriculture

On behalf of a private U.S. agricultural technology provider, WPI’s team generated an econometric model to forecast the movement of concentrated corn production north and west from the traditional U.S. Corn Belt. WPI’s model has subsequently provided quantitative support to a multi-million-dollar investment into short-season corn variety development. WPI’s methodology included a series of interviews with regional grain elevators and seed consultants. Emphasizing outreach and communication with stakeholders who possess intimate sectoral knowledge – on-the-ground insights – is a regular component of WPI’s methodologies, made possible by WPI’s ever-growing network of industry contacts.

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