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Export Sales

Wheat: Net sales of 221,900 metric tons (MT) for 2020/2021 were down 19 percent from the previous week and 49 percent from the prior 4-week average.   Corn: Net sales of 1,437,700 MT for 2020/2021 were up 92 percent from the previous week and 34 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Soybeans: Net sales of 908,000 MT for 2020/2021 were up noticeably from the previous week and up 93 percent from the prior 4-week average. Soybean Cake and Meal: Net sales of 337,400 MT for 2020/2021--marketing-year high--were up noticeably from the previous week and up 97 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Soybean Oil: Net sales of 11,100 MT for 2020/2021 were up noticeably from the previous week, but down 52 percent from the prio...

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Summary of Futures

Mar 23 Corn closed at $6.67/bushel, down $0.025 from yesterday's close.  Mar 23 Wheat closed at $7.955/bushel, up $0.14 from yesterday's close.  Jan 23 Soybeans closed at $14.695/bushel, up $0.1 from yesterday's close.  Jan 23 Soymeal closed at $417.8/short ton, up $10.2 from yes...

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Weighing in on strategic realignment

WPI’s team was retained by the governing board of a U.S. industry organization to review a decision, reached by vote, to invest significant assets into the development and management of an export trading company. WPI’s team conducted a formal review of this decision and concluded that the current level of market saturation would limit the benefits of the investment. Based on WPI’s analysis and recommended actions, the board subsequently reversed its decision and undertook a strategic planning effort to identify more impactful investments. On behalf of numerous clients, WPI has not only assisted in identifying strategic paths but also advised their implementation.

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