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Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS The Tunisian government will be using drones this year to assess the grain crops as well as to try and identify those who have been setting fire to the wheat crops in parts of the country. However, some locals say only very high temperatures and dry conditions are causing the fires. Also in Tunisia, there has been a significant jump in the total cost of imports with increases of 52 percent for wheat, 87 percent for barley and 33 percent for maize. However, the numbers reported by the government only reflect currency cost, so it is not possible to know the actual tonnage import increase. Overall food imports are up 16 percent in total cost. The Kurdish-controlled area of Syria is stoppi...

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Market Commentary

After a week of rolling, November contracts expired today and liquidation begins in the December contract. Otherwise, the market remains caught in sideways trading, which pushes opportunity into the spread trade. The USDA Export Sales report would ordinarily have influenced the day, but it is p...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Dec 19 Corn closed at $3.7575/bushel, up $0.005 from yesterday's close.  Dec 19 Wheat closed at $5.0775/bushel, down $0.0125 from yesterday's close.  Jan 20 Soybeans closed at $9.1675/bushel, up $0.015 from yesterday's close.  Dec 19 Soymeal closed at $303.1/short ton, down $1 fr...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

PM Post - Path of Least Resistance

THE OPEN Jan beans:  2 lower Dec meal: .40 lower Dec soyoil:  3 lower Dec corn:  3/4 higher Dec wheat:  1 1/4 lower The markets opened as expected but without any further confirmation of US/Chinese trade negotiations, the path of least resistance remains lower.  Grains...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

After a week of rolling, November contracts expired today and liquidation begins in the December contract. Otherwise, the market remains caught in sideways trading, which pushes opportunity into the spread trade. The USDA Export Sales report would ordinarily have influenced the day, but it is p...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Dec 19 Corn closed at $3.7575/bushel, up $0.005 from yesterday's close.  Dec 19 Wheat closed at $5.0775/bushel, down $0.0125 from yesterday's close.  Jan 20 Soybeans closed at $9.1675/bushel, up $0.015 from yesterday's close.  Dec 19 Soymeal closed at $303.1/short ton, down $1 fr...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

PM Post - Path of Least Resistance

THE OPEN Jan beans:  2 lower Dec meal: .40 lower Dec soyoil:  3 lower Dec corn:  3/4 higher Dec wheat:  1 1/4 lower The markets opened as expected but without any further confirmation of US/Chinese trade negotiations, the path of least resistance remains lower.  Grains...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Technical Views - Direction is Weak

SPREADS  Jan crush trades up to 96.65c/bu while oilshare works down to 33.45%.  Dec/March corn spread remains firm at 8 1/2c from 8 3/4c, while Dec 19/Dec 20 trades from 21 3/4c to 22 1/2c.  Dec/March meal trades from $5.10 to $5.50.  Dec/March wheat firms into 4 1/4c from 4...

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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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