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Trading volume in all markets was extremely light today, which is not surprising as it was a holiday-shortened session. This is also Black Friday, and there is greater interest in shopping than trading. Wheat popped early on news that Egypt had purchased two cargoes of U.S. soft red winter wheat yesterday. The weekly export sales report, delayed until today because of Thanksgiving, was about as expected. USDA announced two sales this morning: 132,000 MT of corn to South Korea and 120,000 MT of soybeans to “unknown.” Today was the last trading day for options on the December futures contracts, and there was obviously no excitement in these settlements. U.S. equity markets were slightly lower to mixed throughout the morning, but...

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Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.7475/bushel, up $0 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.0425/bushel, down $0.0275 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.075/bushel, up $0.04 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $306.5/short ton, up $1 from yeste...

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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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