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AM Outlook - Short-Covering

GOOD MORNING, Prices are mostly higher this morning after the release of crop progress reports showed corn conditions off 3 percent vs. expectations for unchanged.  The trade today may consist of more short-covering activity as funds are net short across the board.  Wheat continues to sustain its recent upside turn higher from lower, with spill-over into the soy complex as more strength emerges.   CROP PROGRESS Corn:  3 percent lower vs. an expected unchanged, to 55 percent good/excellent, the lowest corn rating of the year.  States that saw the greatest deterioration included Illinois, Nebraska, Michigan, Tennessee, and Texas.  Missouri, North Carolina, and South Dakota saw the largest improvement.&n...

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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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