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Market Commentary: Futures Scream Higher; Cash Markets Also on Fire

The CBOT continues to scream higher with Chinese buying of U.S. corn and soybeans underpinning prices. Managed money funds have been aggressive buyers as technical analysis has shown few, if any, reasons to be bearish or sell a long position. The rally is not isolated to the futures market either, with cash grain markets jumping higher as well. WPI sources continue to note that elevation capacity is at a premium and companies are passing on tenders due to lack of elevation space.  USDA announced the second round of COVID-19-related financial aid for farmers. The program will be worth $14 billion and corn, soybeans, and wheat will be eligible for at least $15/acre. Producers can sign up starting Monday and the program will run through...

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Summary of Futures

Dec 20 Corn closed at $4.0875/bushel, up $0.035 from yesterday's close.  Dec 20 Wheat closed at $6.32/bushel, up $0.05 from yesterday's close.  Nov 20 Soybeans closed at $10.64/bushel, up $0.0975 from yesterday's close.  Dec 20 Soymeal closed at $371.9/short ton, down $1.3 from y...

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Infrastructure investment due diligence

On behalf of a Canadian oilseed processer WPI's team provided market analysis, econometric modeling and financial due diligence in support of a $24 million-dollar investment in a Ukrainian crush plant. Consistent with WPI's findings, local production to supply the plant and the facility's output have expanded exponentially since the investment. WPI has conducted parallel work on behalf of U.S., South American and European clients, both private and public, in the agri-food space.

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