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THE OPEN Jan beans:  1 3/4 higher Jan meal:  1.00 higher Jan soyoil:  3 higher March corn:  1 lower March wheat:  3 higher Prices opened as expected with more unwinding of recent spreads.  Corn gained on wheat and beans, oilshare was steady, and in the macro space what seemed like a sell equities/buy grains trade emerged.  Comments from Trump during the session only served as a catalyst for worry, as investors shed length over trade negotiations.   South America still has a benign feel to it, which is capping off a bean recovery.  Dr. Cordonnier left his Brazilian corn and bean crops unchanged at 102 mmt and 123 mmt, respectively.  Argentina's corn and bean crops were also left u...

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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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