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Market Commentary

The grain and oilseed markets were quiet overnight and again today. Volume was light in corn and soybeans but better than average in wheat. The markets will want to see all the numbers in the 11 January USDA reports that are to be released this Friday before setting any new direction. U.S. equity markets were steady early, but they did rally as the day continued. Crude oil was lower throughout the entire session. There is still optimism that the U.S. and China will reach some sort of accord on trade before 2 March, the deadline for application of another round of tariffs.   Corn FUTURES Corn futures had another day of insignificant price changes. Weekly export inspections were okay at 900,000 MT, which was not enough to generat...

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Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.7475/bushel, up $0 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.0425/bushel, down $0.0275 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.075/bushel, up $0.04 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $306.5/short ton, up $1 from yeste...

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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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