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The Pandemic, the Economy and Demand

The Federal Reserve Bank’s July meeting ended yesterday. No one expects the Fed to change its stance on record low interest rates or to ease up on its buying of government bonds and mortgage-backed securities as a means of pumping money into the economy. The minutes of this week’s Fed meeting will not be available for several weeks, but we imagine that there must have been considerable discussion about the recent surge of COVID-19 infections in the U.S. (and much of the rest of the world) and what it might mean for the nascent economic recovery from the depths of the first and second quarters of 2020. The dilemma is how to spark and stimulate the economy while the coronavirus and the reactions to it are stifling economic activi...

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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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