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Difficult Days for Markets and Everyone Else

About the only thing we can say for certain these days is that USDA/NASS will release the “final” U.S. spring planted acreage numbers and the 1 June quarterly stocks numbers next Tuesday, 30 June. What those reports will reveal is, of course, not certain today, but expectations are that the stocks of soybeans and corn will be large while stocks of wheat will be adequate. Most observers expect that planted corn acreage will fall a million or more acres below last March’s initial planting intentions of 97 million acres. Based on a soy/corn price ratio that has favored soybeans the last few months, planted soybean acres are expected to pick up most of corn’s decline and come in around 84.5 to 85.0 million acres. Growin...

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WPI Crop Progress and Conditions App (Updated 6 July)

Update for 6 July 2020:  The app contains a large volume of data, so please be patient while it loads.  Also, if you have any feedback about the app, we're always appreciative of thoughtful suggestions!   ...

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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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