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Market Commentary: Turnaround Tuesday for Grains; Soy Complex Weakens Further

Corn and wheat futures posted a “Turnaround Tuesday” with Monday’s selloff yielding higher prices on a combination of profit taking and short-covering. The soy complex attempted the same but could not hold gains as showers fell across Argentina again and are forecast to continue Wednesday through the weekend. There was little fresh news available for markets and much of Tuesday’s price action was technically driven. Amid the lack of fresh news, the South American weather and export trends and offer prices from major exporters have an outsized impact on futures. Funds were net buyers in corn and wheat and extended their corn longs by some 6,000 contracts while mostly covering some 5,000 contracts of wheat futures. Fun...

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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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