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Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 29 May – 2 June 2023  Russian farmers are in the final stage of spring planting. Russian Ministry of Agriculture reported that as of early June, 50.7 Mha were planted which is 92 percent of the forecast. A year ago, the planted area was 49.1 Mha. Spring grains are planted over 29 Mha or 96.7 percent of the forecast versus 27.2 Mha a year ago of which spring wheat was 13.5 MMT, barley – 7 MMT, corn – 2.5 MMT, and rice – 159,400 MT. Late May and early June remained bearish, however, the government realized, maybe too late, that the only way to speed up exports and reanimate trading this season is to soften or cancel export duties. Of course, the government has not forgotten to give a comma...

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Summary of Futures

Dec 24 Corn closed at $4.1075/bushel, up $0.035 from yesterday's close.  Sep 24 Wheat closed at $5.7125/bushel, up $0.0975 from yesterday's close.  Nov 24 Soybeans closed at $10.6775/bushel, up $0.0075 from yesterday's close.  Dec 24 Soymeal closed at $315.5/short ton, down $0.9...

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Infrastructure investment due diligence

On behalf of a Canadian oilseed processer WPI's team provided market analysis, econometric modeling and financial due diligence in support of a $24 million-dollar investment in a Ukrainian crush plant. Consistent with WPI's findings, local production to supply the plant and the facility's output have expanded exponentially since the investment. WPI has conducted parallel work on behalf of U.S., South American and European clients, both private and public, in the agri-food space.

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