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Export Sales

Wheat:  Net sales of 30,300 metric tons (MT) for 2020/2021 were down noticeably from the previous week and down 61 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Corn:  Net sales reductions of 113,400 MT for 2020/2021--a marketing-year low--were down noticeably from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.   Soybeans:  Net sales of 94,300 MT for 2020/2021 were down 43 percent from the previous week and 38 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Soybean Cake and Meal:  Net sales of 74,600 MT for 2020/2021 were down 63 percent from the previous week and 47 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Soybean Oil:  Net sales of 800 MT for 2020/2021 were down 87 percent from the previous wee...

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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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