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Export Sales

Export Sales and Shipments for March 29 to April 4, 2024 Wheat:  Net sales of 80,700 metric tons (MT) for 2023/2024 were up noticeably from the previous week, but down 2 percent from the prior 4-week average. Export shipments of 626,800 MT--a marketing-year high--were up 21 percent from the previous week and 41 percent from the prior 4-week average. The destinations were primarily to the Philippines (117,200 MT), Mexico (78,300 MT), Taiwan (77,500 MT, including 32,900 MT - late), Japan (56,900 MT), and China (55,600 MT). Corn:  Net sales of 325,500 MT for 2023/2024--a marketing-year low--were down 66 percent from the previous week and 72 percent from the prior 4-week average. Export shipments of 1,556,800 MT were down 5 percent...

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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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