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Corn and soybeans rallied Monday on news of the deal that brought Canada into what is now being called the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), while wheat stayed closer to unchanged. Trade overnight found corn and soybeans correcting lower with wheat trading both sides before posting a small gain at the recess. Today it was wheat’s turn to lead the way higher with soybeans and corn in tow. There were several supportive factors for grains and the soy complex. First, there is the soggy weather outlook with potentially heavy rains over the eastern Plains as well as the western and northern Corn Belt beginning Thursday, which are expected to continue intermittently through next week. Cumulative totals of several inches are possible on 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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