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Market Commentary: Wheat Spreads Show Diverging Trends; Cold Storage Bullish Livestock Futures

The CBOT was mostly lower in quiet, pre-holiday trade with traders liquidating positions ahead of the coming Thanksgiving vacation day. Corn, wheat, and soybeans all moved lower amid mild profit taking and fund selling, despite a pullback in the U.S. dollar that offered a modest boost to U.S. export competitiveness. At this juncture, traders are taking risk off the table and paring positions down before the holiday, which will continue to lean bearish the grain markets. The only major ag market to post meaningful gains was soyoil, which received a boost from a second day of recovery in crude oil. Trading volume and price action will likely remain muted this week with many traders taking time off on Wednesday and Friday. Note that CBOT grain...

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Summary of Futures

Mar 23 Corn closed at $6.67/bushel, down $0.025 from yesterday's close.  Mar 23 Wheat closed at $7.955/bushel, up $0.14 from yesterday's close.  Jan 23 Soybeans closed at $14.695/bushel, up $0.1 from yesterday's close.  Jan 23 Soymeal closed at $417.8/short ton, up $10.2 from yes...

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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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