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Today’s trading revolved around the June WASDE report with corn, soybeans and wheat lower before its release as traders anticipated only minor changes to the U.S. balance sheets. Corn moved swiftly higher after the report was issued, however, as USDA surprised the market by drastically cutting its yield forecast. Wheat futures moved into the green as well, while the soy complex could only manage small gains created by spread trading. The fundamentals are stacking up bullish for corn, neutral/bullish wheat and still bearish soybeans. Demand remains a concern for all commodities, but the supply-side worries for corn are the market’s focus right now. U.S. stock markets traded both sides of unchanged today as the effects of dovish...

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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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