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Wheat At the start of the wheat campaign, everything was set for a bumper crop. Good prices, good soil moisture, and high investment in inputs (fertilizer, herbicide, etc.) were pointing to above-average yields. However, the weather did not cooperate during the growing season and the effects are starting to show. Now, the national yield is expected be be under 3 MT/ha, down from 3.21 MT/ha last year. The biggest challenge was mild drought over the country, but some regions were also damaged by hailstorms and extreme temperature fluctuations.   The crop is now at the point where real losses can be measured, and WPI will closely follow the trends and report the impacts on the Argentine wheat supply/demand situation. Bigger losses...

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Forecasting developments in production agriculture

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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