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The soybean market’s early rally on further reports of discussions on trade between high-level U.S. and Chinese officials helped pull the rest of the markets higher – at least for a while. At their daily highs, December corn was up 4.75 cents with Chicago December wheat up 6 cents. When soybeans shed most of their early gain, however, so too did wheat and corn. Still, those three markets managed to close modestly higher or at least without losses with the exception of KC and MGEX wheat. December corn closed a half-cent higher, and Chicago December wheat finished up 2.5 cents. Soymeal closed down slightly, but soyoil settled 9-12 points higher following a slight rebound in Malaysian palm oil. KC wheat was up about 4 cents early w...

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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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