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The markets firmed up overnight following yesterday’s sell-off. The latter was generated by too many analysts trying to pick apart the administration’s latest confusing proposal to send more money to farmers because of the trade problem with China. None of that has anything to do with the fact that U.S. corn and soybean planting delays have now reached historic levels nor the weather outlook that is still wet and cool for at least another week. The market went back to trading that weather and reduced production prospects today, especially in the corn and wheat markets. It was a Friday before the first long holiday weekend of the summer in the U.S. (weekly crop progress numbers won’t be released until Tuesday afternoon)...

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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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