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Closing Bell Wrap-Up

Grain and oilseeds did little ahead of tomorrow’s massively important WASDE while cattle futures closed lower on lack of cash market support. Hog futures hit limit highs which will likely pull in additional support later this week.  The weekly Export Sales report from USDA was neutral corn and soybeans while slightly bearish wheat. The report was “slightly” bearish wheat because, despite exports being down 38 percent YTD, it is very early in a wheat marketing year that is sure to be back-loaded with exports.  With only a few weeks left in the corn and soybean marketing years, it looks like 2017/18 exports will miss USDA’s projections. WPI’s forecast suggests soybean exports will fall 3 percent s...

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Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.8175/bushel, up $0.0175 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.1775/bushel, up $0 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.1675/bushel, up $0.09 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $315.1/short ton, up $2.9 from yest...

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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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