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The markets expected an explosive Sunday night market following the great news about the Saturday meeting between Presidents Trump and Xi that has led to a 90-day truce on implementing new tariffs and also promised significant commodity purchases by China. Markets instead took a much more measured approach. Soybean futures were 25-29 cents higher at the opening Sunday evening, but that was the session peak. Corn opened 7-8 eight cents higher with wheat up 12-13 cents. The markets backed off from those highs quickly when no additional major buying surfaced. Soybeans then traded 15 cents or so higher the rest of the night with corn and wheat up 3-4 cents and 5-7 cents, respectively. There were no fireworks at today’s opening either. It...

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Active overnight trade pushed the CBOT higher with corn up 6.75 cents, soybeans up 7.75 cents and Chicago wheat up 8.5 cents before the morning session’s open. The catalyst for this was, of course, USDA’s confirmation yesterday afternoon that the current corn crop is the most delaye...

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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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