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Corn – USDA reduced U.S. corn ending stocks for 2020/21.  The average U.S. yield was reduced from 181.8 to 178.5 bushels per acre.  U.S.corn production is forecast at 14.9 billion bushels, down 378 million from last month on a lower yield forecast and reduction in harvested area.  U.S. corn ending stocks are lowered 253 million bushels from last month.   Foreign corn ending stocks are lower relative to last month. EU corn production is lowered, mostly reflecting a reduction for Romania.  Ukraine corn production is down due to a drought across much of the primary growing areas after a favorable start.  Corn production is raised for Brazil, as high domestic prices are expected to support an expansion...

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Dec 20 Corn closed at $3.785/bushel, up $0.0325 from yesterday's close.  Dec 20 Wheat closed at $5.75/bushel, up $0.1875 from yesterday's close.  Nov 20 Soybeans closed at $10.435/bushel, up $0.15 from yesterday's close.  Dec 20 Soymeal closed at $342.1/short ton, up $6.8 from ye...

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Communicating importance of value-added products

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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