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Market Commentary: New Crop Corn, Soybean Futures Hit New Contract Highs; Hog Rally Continues

The CBOT was mostly higher in low-volume trading with some end-of-month position adjusting/profit taking occurring alongside technically-fueled fund buying. New crop corn and soybean futures hit new contract highs while old crop futures were steady/higher in range-bound trade. Funds are thought to have bought some 6,000 contracts of corn and 5,000 contracts of wheat while selling 4,000 contracts of soybeans. Notably, soymeal hit major support levels on Monday, which sparked the reversal of long soyoil/short soymeal spreads.  The weekly Export Inspections report has become surprisingly consistent in its market implications in recent months. Over the past two months, it seems to WPI that the report is nearly always bullish soybeans, neu...

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Market Commentary: CBOT Consolidates Amid Argentine Dryness, Slow Export News

The CBOT was mostly lower in decidedly consolidative trade on Wednesday. Ag futures seem to be bumping up against key support levels where end-users are extending purchases. Short sellers seem to be mostly absent the market amid South American weather concerns and expectations that USDA will of...

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Summary of Futures

May 21 Corn closed at $5.3525/bushel, down $0.0975 from yesterday's close.  May 21 Wheat closed at $6.56/bushel, down $0.1025 from yesterday's close.  May 21 Soybeans closed at $14.075/bushel, down $0.05 from yesterday's close.  May 21 Soymeal closed at $418.8/short ton, down $2...

Inequivalent, Protectionist; Bulls and Pandemics

Inequivalent, Protectionist In 2012, the U.S. and EU established an agreement asserting that each other’s organic standards were substantially equivalent. The agreement was reviewed again in 2015 and may require additional review depending on one’s interpretation of “substanti...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: CBOT Consolidates Amid Argentine Dryness, Slow Export News

The CBOT was mostly lower in decidedly consolidative trade on Wednesday. Ag futures seem to be bumping up against key support levels where end-users are extending purchases. Short sellers seem to be mostly absent the market amid South American weather concerns and expectations that USDA will of...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

May 21 Corn closed at $5.3525/bushel, down $0.0975 from yesterday's close.  May 21 Wheat closed at $6.56/bushel, down $0.1025 from yesterday's close.  May 21 Soybeans closed at $14.075/bushel, down $0.05 from yesterday's close.  May 21 Soymeal closed at $418.8/short ton, down $2...

Inequivalent, Protectionist; Bulls and Pandemics

Inequivalent, Protectionist In 2012, the U.S. and EU established an agreement asserting that each other’s organic standards were substantially equivalent. The agreement was reviewed again in 2015 and may require additional review depending on one’s interpretation of “substanti...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

China In-Country Analysis

Note to Readers Coronavirus Hits Home Despite our best efforts to practice social distancing and good hygiene, including the wearing of masks in public, our staff was impacted by COVID-19 in February. One of our writer/editor’s and family members were hit pretty severely with the disease,...

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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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