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Export Sales

Wheat:  Net sales of 661,200 metric tons for 2018/2019 were up 14 percent from the previous week and 47 percent from the prior 4-week average.   Corn:  Net sales of 701,500 MT for 2018/2019 were up 78 percent from the previous week and 32 percent from the prior 4-week average.   Soybeans:  Net sales of 388,400 MT for 2018/2019 were down 2 percent from the previous week, but up 16 percent from the prior 4-week average.   Soybean Cake and Meal:  Net sales of 255,100 MT for 2018/2019 were reported for Ecuador (38,200 MT, including decreases of 1,800 MT), Mexico (30,500 MT, including decreases of 3,100 MT), the Philippines (29,100 MT), Colombia (28,300 MT, including 9,000 MT switched from unk...

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Forecasting developments in production agriculture

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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