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The partial government shutdown continues with little or no progress in talks between Democrats and Republicans. The USDA said next Friday’s important series of reports will not be released. These reports will include the “final” 2018 U.S. corn and soybean production estimates, quarterly stocks numbers, winter wheat seeding estimate, and the revised WASDE. The data for these reports was collected during the first two weeks of December, before the shutdown began, but has not been analyzed. Outside of the monthly/quarterly reports, the government shutdown is leaving the trade in the dark about export sales. There are rumors that China has been actively buying soybeans from the U.S. but there is no way to confirm the rumors...

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Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.8175/bushel, up $0.0175 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.1775/bushel, up $0 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.1675/bushel, up $0.09 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $315.1/short ton, up $2.9 from yest...

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Infrastructure investment due diligence

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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