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Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 18-22 February 2019 Domestic grain prices fluctuated insignificantly, but the average milling wheat export price dropped $6/MT to $236/MT FOB Black Sea, and purchase prices fell to $207-209/MT CPT-Black Sea port. The average feed barley export price decreased to $221/MT FOB Black Sea, but the average purchase price grew to $189/MT CPT-Black Sea port. GEOGRAPHICALLY 3rd grade soft milling wheat prices fell in Central (-$0.20/MT), the South (-$0.60/MT) and Volga Valley (-$0.70/MT) but grew in Black Soil (+$0.20/MT), Ural (+$3.80/MT) and Siberia (+$0.80/MT). 4th grade soft milling wheat prices remained unchanged in Central but decreased in the South (-$0.50/MT) and Volga Valley (-$0.40/MT). Meanwhile, they rose in Bl...

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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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