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Summary of Futures

Dec 20 Corn closed at $3.4475/bushel, down $0.1225 from yesterday's close.  Sep 20 Wheat closed at $5.34/bushel, up $0.09 from yesterday's close.  Nov 20 Soybeans closed at $8.9075/bushel, down $0.1075 from yesterday's close.  Dec 20 Soymeal closed at $300.1/short ton, down $5.3 from yesterday's close.  Dec 20 Soyoil closed at 28.84 cents/lb down 0.08 cents from yesterday's close.  Aug 20 Live Cattle closed at $100/cwt up $0.75 from yesterday's close.  Aug 20 Feeder Cattle closed at $135.75/cwt up $1.225 from yesterday's close.  Aug 20 Lean Hogs closed at $49.875/cwt down $0.35 from yesterday's close.  Aug 20 WTI Crude Oil closed at $40.51/barrel up $0.89 from yesterday's close.   ...

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Crops Being Made

July is a critical month for corn and soybeans are made in August so short of freak events like last week’s derecho, this year’s crops are nearly past any troubles. Next week’s U.S. Midwest weather brings below normal temperatures and less precipitation, which is better than h...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

PM Post - All Things Factored In

THE OPEN November beans:  3 3/4 lower December meal:  1.20 lower December soyoil:  8 lower December corn:  1 1/2 lower September wheat:  1 1/2 higher The markets opened as called with continued price congestion.   Inter-market spread trade saw some unwinding a...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Technical Views - Going Down

SPREADS  Oct. crush trades to 92.80c/bu while oilshare declines to 34.88%.  Corn spreads are slightly weaker with Dec/Dec trading from 33 1/4c out to 34 3/4c.  Dec/March corn trades from 11c to 11 3/4c.  Sep/Dec wheat trades from 1.72c up to 1.75c.  Sep/Dec meal traded...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Crops Being Made

July is a critical month for corn and soybeans are made in August so short of freak events like last week’s derecho, this year’s crops are nearly past any troubles. Next week’s U.S. Midwest weather brings below normal temperatures and less precipitation, which is better than h...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

PM Post - All Things Factored In

THE OPEN November beans:  3 3/4 lower December meal:  1.20 lower December soyoil:  8 lower December corn:  1 1/2 lower September wheat:  1 1/2 higher The markets opened as called with continued price congestion.   Inter-market spread trade saw some unwinding a...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Technical Views - Going Down

SPREADS  Oct. crush trades to 92.80c/bu while oilshare declines to 34.88%.  Corn spreads are slightly weaker with Dec/Dec trading from 33 1/4c out to 34 3/4c.  Dec/March corn trades from 11c to 11 3/4c.  Sep/Dec wheat trades from 1.72c up to 1.75c.  Sep/Dec meal traded...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

AM Outlook - Back in Trading Ranges

GOOD MORNING, Prices are settling back in trading ranges with some profit-taking and hedge selling on this week's corn, bean, and meal rally.    Wheat remains largely ignored, while the winner of best volume for this week went to beans.  The short-covering was noted in the meal m...

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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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