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Dec 20 Corn closed at $3.5775/bushel, down $0.015 from yesterday's close.  Dec 20 Wheat closed at $5.5225/bushel, up $0.035 from yesterday's close.  Nov 20 Soybeans closed at $9.535/bushel, up $0.03 from yesterday's close.  Dec 20 Soymeal closed at $312.5/short ton, up $2.8 from yesterday's close.  Dec 20 Soyoil closed at 32.86 cents/lb down 0.38 cents from yesterday's close.  Oct 20 Live Cattle closed at $105.3/cwt up $0.4 from yesterday's close.  Oct 20 Feeder Cattle closed at $140.625/cwt up $0.45 from yesterday's close.  Oct 20 Lean Hogs closed at $53.6/cwt down $0.05 from yesterday's close.  Oct 20 WTI Crude Oil closed at $42.8/barrel down $0.17 from yesterday's close.   ...

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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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