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Export Sales

Wheat:  Net sales of 387,600 MT for 2018/2019 were up 2 percent from the previous week, but down 16 percent from the prior 4-week average.   Corn:  Net sales for the 2018/2019 marketing year, which began September 1, totaled 774,200 MT.   Soybeans:  Net sales for the 2018/2019 marketing year, which began September 1, totaled 693,500 MT.   Soybean Cake and Meal:  Net sales of 34,900 MT for 2017/2018 were down 50 percent from the previous week and 70 percent from the prior 4-week average.   Soybean Oil:  Net sales of 4,700 MT for 2017/2018 were up noticeably from the previous week, but down noticeably from the prior 4-week average.   ...

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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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