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The CBOT was higher overnight on short covering and what looked to be the start of a Turnaround Tuesday. The day session, however, featured aggressive fund selling in row crops that eliminated any hope for a turnaround. Wheat futures managed to find some support off yesterday’s Crop Conditions report from USDA, but SRW futures continued to trade below key technical support. Livestock futures were higher due to specifics on futures contract construction as well as hope that packing plants will resume more normal operations soon.  This afternoon, President Trump signed an executive order that uses the Defense Production Act to require meat packing plants to stay open. The order was initially requested by Senator Grassley (R-IA) la...

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Summary of Futures

Dec 20 Corn closed at $3.38/bushel, up $0.0375 from yesterday's close.  Sep 20 Wheat closed at $5/bushel, down $0.0375 from yesterday's close.  Nov 20 Soybeans closed at $8.9875/bushel, up $0.095 from yesterday's close.  Dec 20 Soymeal closed at $298.5/short ton, up $0.3 from yes...

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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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