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Overnight trading saw widespread pressure that continued yesterday’s turn lower. Corn fell 3.5 cents, soybeans lost 4 cents, SRW wheat dropped 4.75 cents, and HRW futures were 16.75 cents lower. Weather across the U.S. is looking more favorable for crop development, which is pressuring bulls’ interest in adding to long positions. The day session featured continued mild pressure on corn and soybeans with funds exiting their short positions, evidenced by today’s drop in open interest. Wheat futures were higher on continued hot/dry weather across Europe and parts of the Black Sea. Trading was mixed overall and featured lackluster volumes. Traders are still rolling positions from July futures to August/September contracts, an...

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Export Sales

Wheat:  Net sales of 743,200 metric tons (MT) for 2020/2021 were up noticeably from the previous week and up 54 percent from the prior 4-week average.   Corn:  Net sales of 2,243,700 MT for 2020/2021 were up 23 percent from the previous week and 56 percent from the prior 4-w...

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Technical Views - Pullback Continues

SPREADS Dec crush trades to 1.21c/bu while oilshare trades up to 31.0%.  Spreads are weaker with Dec/Dec corn trading down to 11 1/4c inverse from a morning high of 19 3/4c, while Dec/March trades out to a 3 1/2c carry for the first time since early October.  Jan/March bean inverse tr...

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AM Outlook - Capital Sucking Sound

GOOD MORNING, Prices continue lower as funds are taking money out of the markets on technical considerations as more bearish formations create a down-turn, but also on macro considerations as pre-election jitters arise.  Spreads are breaking down as well.   Crude oil drops to $35...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Export Sales

Wheat:  Net sales of 743,200 metric tons (MT) for 2020/2021 were up noticeably from the previous week and up 54 percent from the prior 4-week average.   Corn:  Net sales of 2,243,700 MT for 2020/2021 were up 23 percent from the previous week and 56 percent from the prior 4-w...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Technical Views - Pullback Continues

SPREADS Dec crush trades to 1.21c/bu while oilshare trades up to 31.0%.  Spreads are weaker with Dec/Dec corn trading down to 11 1/4c inverse from a morning high of 19 3/4c, while Dec/March trades out to a 3 1/2c carry for the first time since early October.  Jan/March bean inverse tr...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

AM Outlook - Capital Sucking Sound

GOOD MORNING, Prices continue lower as funds are taking money out of the markets on technical considerations as more bearish formations create a down-turn, but also on macro considerations as pre-election jitters arise.  Spreads are breaking down as well.   Crude oil drops to $35...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - October 2020

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy analysis articles. This issue looks at the continued impact of the global pandemic on agriculture markets, the potential implications of the upcoming U.S. elections, changes in Brazil’s tariff policies, an a...

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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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