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Market Commentary: Grains Fall as Bears Grab Control

Bears were solidly in control of trade at the CBOT on Monday with mostly favorable U.S. weather forecasts and expectations of a bearish July WASDE report driving price action. Grain and oilseed markets were lower overnight with Matif wheat futures leading the CBOT and KCBT into the red in early trade, and it was a one-way trip to Bearstown after the markets opened for the morning. Corn and wheat scored a 3+ percent decline while a pullback in soyoil sent new crop soybeans to a 2.7 percent drop. The day’s trade likely set the tone for the week, though further losses may be mitigated by pre-WASDE positioning and spread trade. Markets are starting to prepare for the USDA’s July WASDE that will come out on Friday, 11 July and is ex...

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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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