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Oilseed Highlights: U.S. Soy Yield, Argentine Soy Crushers, Soy Export Sales, Indian Soy

The Case for an Average U.S. Soybean Yield Below USDA’s Forecast USDA’s most recent forecast for the average U.S. soybean yield in 2019 is 47.9 bushels per acre (3.22 MT/hectare). That is below the average of the last 3 years. However, is it still too high? A look at the most recent soybean condition report suggests it likely is. Monday’s crop condition report indicated that 54 percent of the soybeans in the 118 states surveyed by USDA were rated as either good or excellent. That compares with the average a year ago of 68 percent. However, in the key state of Illinois only 43 percent were rated as good or excellent versus 80 percent a year ago. In Indiana and Ohio, the percentage of good or excellent was 31 and 33 percen...

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Infrastructure investment due diligence

On behalf of a Canadian oilseed processer WPI's team provided market analysis, econometric modeling and financial due diligence in support of a $24 million-dollar investment in a Ukrainian crush plant. Consistent with WPI's findings, local production to supply the plant and the facility's output have expanded exponentially since the investment. WPI has conducted parallel work on behalf of U.S., South American and European clients, both private and public, in the agri-food space.

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