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A lack of follow-through buying in wheat during the overnight session created a weaker open at the CBOT today. Soyoil led the soy complex lower while corn moved to slight losses in extremely low volume trading. Wheat gave back most of its gains from yesterday, signaling that yesterday’s rally was a short-covering event, not an effort to get long.  The weather remains cold across the eastern portions of the Midwest as well as the East Coast with a slight warming trend developing into the weekend. Freeze potential continues to exist as far south as Kansas and Oklahoma in the near-term. Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan will get more snow tomorrow and Friday, but the rest of the Midwest remains snow-free for now. Starting Monday,...

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Communicating importance of value-added products

Facing increasing pressure to quantify the value of export promotion efforts to investors, a U.S. industry organization retained WPI to develop a quantitative model that better communicated the importance of exports. The resulting model concluded that value-added meat exports contributed $0.45 cents per bushel to the price of corn, increasing support for that sector’s financial support of WPI’s client. In addition to serving the red meat industry with this type of analysis, WPI has generated similar deliverables for the U.S. soybean and poultry/egg industries.

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