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Pausing to Reflect

It is not that grain and soy futures markets are on vacation exactly, but in recent days it almost feels that way. One could easily read a book while watching the markets today. The corn market is the only one moving much with the December contract managing a 6-cent range, and it is up 4 cents at last look. That will have to do for today’s excitement as prices of the other markets show little change.   Markets are caught between weather forecasts primarily for South America and the daily signals about progress or lack thereof in finalizing Phase One of an agreement to end the trade dispute and tariff war between the U.S. and China. And, those signals are often contradictory. An example occurred this week when Chinese offici...

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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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