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Export Sales

USDA data for weekending August 2, 2018:  Wheat:  Net sales of 317,100 MT for 2018/2019 were down 17 percent from the previous week, but up 5 percent from the prior 4-week average.   Corn:  Net sales of 554,500 MT for 2017/2018 were up 90 percent from the previous week and 33 percent from the prior 4-week average.   Soybeans:  Net sales of 421,800 MT for 2017/2018 were up noticeably from the previous week and from the prior 4-week average.   Soybean Cake and Meal:  Net sales of 109,600 MT for 2017/2018 were up 39 percent from the previous week and 6 percent from the prior 4-week average.   Soybean Oil:  Net sales of 10,900 MT for 2017/2018 were down 23 percent from t...

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Communicating importance of value-added products

Facing increasing pressure to quantify the value of export promotion efforts to investors, a U.S. industry organization retained WPI to develop a quantitative model that better communicated the importance of exports. The resulting model concluded that value-added meat exports contributed $0.45 cents per bushel to the price of corn, increasing support for that sector’s financial support of WPI’s client. In addition to serving the red meat industry with this type of analysis, WPI has generated similar deliverables for the U.S. soybean and poultry/egg industries.

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