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Oilseed Highlights: Soy and WASDE; U.S. Soy Export Sales; French Rapeseed Crop

Relatively Few Significant Changes for Soy in USDA WASDE Report Some expected the June monthly WASDE update released today to make substantial changes to the supply and demand data for soybeans and soy products. However, the report instead made relatively few significant changes to the soy data and the ones that were made were largely expected. USDA made two changes in the report for the soy sector in the U.S. First, it reduced its forecast for the U.S. soybean crush volume in 2020/21 by 15 million bushels from 2.19 billion bushels to 2.175 billion bushels. That resulted in it raising its forecast for U.S. soybean ending stocks in 2020/21 by 15 million bushels to 135 million bushels. That helps to better cushion the soybean market from in...

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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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