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Export Sales Tidbits

One of the constants in terms of market inputs is the weekly export sales report compiled and released by USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). Grain and soy markets are always attracted by export news and activity, and this report plays into that to some extent. The regularity of its release sometimes causes it to be taken for granted, especially when there is a flurry of daily reports of large export sales from FAS. Yet, there are also times when there is a dearth of fresh news or other inputs of interest to markets besides the weekly export sales report, and we are in one of those periods just now. Congress passed legislation in 1973 mandating establishment of a system that would require all U.S. exporters of grains, oilseeds...

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On behalf of a Canadian oilseed processer WPI's team provided market analysis, econometric modeling and financial due diligence in support of a $24 million-dollar investment in a Ukrainian crush plant. Consistent with WPI's findings, local production to supply the plant and the facility's output have expanded exponentially since the investment. WPI has conducted parallel work on behalf of U.S., South American and European clients, both private and public, in the agri-food space.

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