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Market Commentary: Risk Off but Not Done

Corn and the soy complex shed value today, but wheat was bolstered mostly by poor crop prospects. Perhaps indicative was the CFTC’s Commitment of Traders report, which was released today instead of Friday due to the holiday. It showed speculators have increased their net short position in wheat by 11.5 percent to 58,482 contracts; cut their net long position in corn by 22 percent to 153,241 contracts; and cut their net long position in soybeans by 2.5 percent to 55,763 contracts.  USDA’s weekly Grain Inspections report was also released and was mixed. Corn inspections came in at the top of trade estimates and more than double that of a week ago, but soybean inspections were down and wheat, which has been running lower anyw...

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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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